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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Haiti Region on Sunday, 7 October 2018

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tortuga, 14 km north of Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest, Haiti, on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 00:11 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tortuga, 14 km north of Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest, Haiti, on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 00:11 GMT Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tortuga, 14 km north of Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest, Haiti, on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 00:11 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Oct 00:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Oct 7 00:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Oct 7 00:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 7, 2018 00:11:49 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude20.06°N / 72.86°W (Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest, Haiti)
Antipode20.06°S / 107.14°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt144 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) NNW of Port-de-Paix (pop: 250,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) NNW of Ti Port-de-Paix (Port-de-Paix) (pop: 34,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (13 mi) NW of Saint-Louis du Nord (pop: 11,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) NE of Jean-Rabel (pop: 5,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) NNW of Gros Morne (Artibonite) (pop: 7,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) NW of Limbe (Limbé, Nord) (pop: 32,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) NW of Saint-Raphael (Saint Raphael, Nord) (pop: 37,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
177 km (110 mi) NNW of Port au Prince (Ouest) (pop: 1,234,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
237 km (147 mi) SW of Kobern Taun (Turks & Caicos Islands) (pop: 3,720) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
6.010 kmHaiti RegionGFZ
6.09.8 kmHaiti region [Sea: Haiti]INGV
5.912 km- 19km NW of Ti Port-de-Paix, HaitiUSGS
5.929 kmHaiti RegionGeoAu


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 1670 km / 1038 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-2.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (215)

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near Rio San Juan, Provincia Maria Trinidad Sanchez (282.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Everything hanging from the cieling was SWINGING | One user found this interesting.  
361.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We could feel the furniture moving and see the cabnet doors and lights moved back and forth | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Puerto Plata (227.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
haiti / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Tamboril, Santiago (239.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jean rabel haiti / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santiago De Los Caballeros (221.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Punta Cana, domenican Republic / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was sitting on the bed against the wall and felt shake during several seconds  
Sosua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cabarete DR / not felt
sosua, el batey, pop (231.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guayubin (364 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintió fuerte movimientos de las estructuras (reported through our app)  
Cabarete DR / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : very light vibration felt while sitting on couch  
Hinche / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bavaro / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hinche, Haiti (136 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
332.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I m in santo Domingo at 8th stair of antes hotel AND i felt two shakings.  
Salcedo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Jogja / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Super strong  
Cap-Haïtien (76 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)  
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Santiago (242.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Péguy-Ville / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ferathe, Port au Prince Haiti / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cap haïtien / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Noticeable ground shake. People in streets alarmed.  
Mao valverde (195.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
209 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San Fernando de Montecristi (128.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
241.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Haiti (80.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Multiple deaths and destruction. Very strong earthquake  
Navarrete / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cormier cap haitien / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Oct 8, 2018 05:04
4 years ago

10 km
North Atlantic Ocean, 32 km N of Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest, HaitiMore
Oct 7, 2018 20:00
4 years ago - felt

10 km
Tortuga, 16 km N of Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest, HaitiMore

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