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Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 69 km north of Haitia Kabo, Cap-Haitien, Nord, Haiti, on Friday, April 20, 1962 at 05:47 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 69 km north of Haitia Kabo, Cap-Haitien, Nord, Haiti, on Friday, April 20, 1962 at 05:47 GMT Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 69 km north of Haitia Kabo, Cap-Haitien, Nord, Haiti, on Friday, April 20, 1962 at 05:47 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 25 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 20, 1962 05:47:56 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude20.378°N / 72.197°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Haiti)
Antipode20.378°S / 107.803°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMorne la Vigie (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities69 km (43 mi) N of Haitia Kabo (pop: 134,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) NE of Saint-Louis du Nord (pop: 11,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) NNE of Limbe (Limbé) (pop: 32,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) NE of Port-de-Paix (pop: 250,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) NW of San Fernando de Monte Cristi (Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic) (pop: 17,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (51 mi) NE of Ti Port-de-Paix (Port-de-Paix) (pop: 34,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) NNW of Fort Liberte (Fort Liberté) (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) NNE of Gonaives (pop: 85,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) SW of Kobern Taun (Turks & Caicos Islands) (pop: 3,720) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
205 km (127 mi) N of Port au Prince (pop: 1,234,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.625 kmHaiti regionUSGS
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