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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 21 km southeast of Jeremie, Grandans, Haiti, on Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021 at 9:53 am (GMT -5)

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 21 km southeast of Jeremie, Grandans, Haiti, on Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021 at 9:53 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 21 km southeast of Jeremie, Grandans, Haiti, on Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021 at 9:53 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 13 km depth

21 Dec 15:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
21 Dec 15:32: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Tue, 21 Dec 2021, 15:06

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Jeremie, Jeremi, Grandans, Haiti

4.6 quake 21 Dec 9:53 am (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 21 Dec 9:53 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 13 minutes ago 22 km southeast of Jeremie, Haiti, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter near Jeremie, Jeremi, Grandans, Haiti, in the morning on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, at 9:53 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Jeremie (pop. 97,500) located 22 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Baradères (pop. 1,700) located 32 km from the epicenter, Moron (pop. 1,800) 36 km away, Port-a-Piment (pop. 3,800) 41 km away, Abricots (pop. 1,200) 42 km away, Les Anglais (pop. 8,200) 44 km away, and Dame-Marie (pop. 6,000) 53 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Miragoâne (pop. 89,200) located 89 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 21, 2021 14:53:34 UTC
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Dec 21, 2021 at 9:53 am (GMT -5)
Depth12.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.5271°N / 73.9662°W (Arrondissement de Corail, Grandans, Haiti)
Antipode18.527°S / 106.034°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) SE of Jeremie (GrandʼAnse) (pop: 97,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) E of Moron (GrandʼAnse) (pop: 1,830) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Port-a-Piment (pop: 3,820) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) W of Baradères (Nippes) (pop: 1,670) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) NE of Les Anglais (pop: 8,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Abricots (GrandʼAnse) (pop: 1,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) E of Dame-Marie (GrandʼAnse) (pop: 6,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) W of Miragoâne (Nippes) (pop: 89,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
172 km (107 mi) W of Port au Prince (Ouest) (pop: 1,234,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
175 km (109 mi) W of Delmas 73 (Ouest) (pop: 382,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | 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.
4.313 km9 Km WSW of Corail, HaitiUSGS
4.313 kmHaiti RegionRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (2)

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Cayes (40.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : It was like a wave beneath the cement of our house. One large wave and then a few smaller ones. It made some noise but nothing shook significantly.  
Les Cayes, Sud (40 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s

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