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.
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