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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Nord-Ouest, 156 km northwest of Port au Prince, Haiti, on Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 at 6:06 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Nord-Ouest, 156 km northwest of Port au Prince, Haiti, on Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 at 6:06 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Nord-Ouest, 156 km northwest of Port au Prince, Haiti, on Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 at 6:06 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Jan 11:13 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
23 Jan 12:00: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 11:18
Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 35 km southwest of Port-de-Paix, Haiti
4.4 quake 23 Jan 6:06 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 23 Jan 6:06 am (GMT -5)
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Port-de-Paix, Arrondissement de Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest, Haiti. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, at 6:06 am local time, at a shallow depth of 17 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Port-de-Paix (pop. 250,000) located 35 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 23, 2022 11:06:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 at 6:06 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.7607°N / 73.079°W (Mòl Sen Nikola, Nord-Ouest, Haiti)
Antipode: 19.761°S / 106.921°E
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) SW of Port-de-Paix (pop: 250,000) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NNW of Port au Prince (Ouest) (pop: 1,234,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 19°C (66 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 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.
4.310 km14 Km N of Anse Rouge, HaitiUSGS
4.310 kmHaiti RegionRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (4)

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Port-de-Paix, Haiti (34.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / very short : I was asleep. I felt something coming. I woke up, sat up in bed and felt it happen. It felt like huge stones were rolling, and I could feel the earth moving. It was scary, but not as scary as the other one. I don’t want to experience that fear again. Th  
Cap-Haïtien, Haïti (41.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / very short : It was a very short shaking. I was horrified  
Ti Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest (29.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cap Haïtian, Haïti (119.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Just a little shake  
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