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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Département de Nippes, 106 km west of Port au Prince, Haiti, on Monday, Jan 24, 2022 at 8:16 am (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Département de Nippes, 106 km west of Port au Prince, Haiti, on Monday, Jan 24, 2022 at 8:16 am (GMT -5) Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Département de Nippes, 106 km west of Port au Prince, Haiti, on Monday, Jan 24, 2022 at 8:16 am (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Jan 13:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
24 Jan 13:36: Now using data updates from USGS
24 Jan 19:34: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
Update Mon, 24 Jan 2022, 13:27
Significant 5.4 quake hits near Port au Prince, Port-au-Prince, Département de l'Ouest, Haiti
5.4 quake 24 Jan 8:16 am (GMT -5)
5.4 quake 24 Jan 8:16 am (GMT -5)
Haiti was shaken near Port au Prince, Port-au-Prince, Département de l'Ouest, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 only 11 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Port au Prince, Port-au-Prince, Département de l'Ouest, Haiti, in the morning on Monday, January 24th, 2022, at 8:16 am local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2.
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 au Prince (pop. 1,234,700) located 93 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 data

Date & time: Jan 24, 2022 13:16:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Jan 24, 2022 at 8:16 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.4583°N / 73.3365°W (Ansavo, Département de Nippes, Haiti)
Antipode: 18.458°S / 106.664°E
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) W of Port au Prince (Ouest) (pop: 1,234,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 25.1°C (77 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.310 km4 Km S of Anse-à-Veau, HaitiUSGS
5.310 kmHAITI REGIONEMSC
5.310 kmHaiti RegionRaspberryShake
5.110 kmHaiti: Near Port-au-PrinceRENASS
5.410 kmHaiti RegionGFZ
5.210 kmHaiti RegionGeoAu

User reports for this quake (14)

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Fond-des-Nègres / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Strong shaking. I was shocked. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Camp-Perrin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : J'ai eu peur | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Route aéroport port au prince / not felt : Ligh shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Port au prince / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s : Woke me up in my bed! | One user found this interesting.  
Cayes (52 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Miragoâne, Nippes (27.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Petion-ville / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Turkey / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / complex motion difficult to describe
Rue Faubert et Ogé, Pétion-Ville / not felt (reported through our app)
Petion-ville / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Aquin, depatman sid / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Weak shaking  
Vivy MItchell / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Rue Rigaud prolongée, Debrossre / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
Plaisance du Sud, Bwa Boule, Nippes / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (95 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 24, 2022 04:51
9 weeks ago
3.1

5 km
Caribbean Sea, 43 km NW of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Mar 20, 2022 21:03
9 weeks ago
3.5

3 km
Caribbean Sea, 46 km NE of Les Cayes, Arrondissement des Cayes, Sud, HaitiMore
Mar 9, 2022 18:27
11 weeks ago
3.2

13 km
Département de Nippes, 35 km NE of Les Cayes, HaitiMore
Mar 9, 2022 13:58
11 weeks ago
3.4

6 km
Caribbean Sea, 47 km NE of Les Cayes, Arrondissement des Cayes, Sud, HaitiMore
Mar 5, 2022 09:21
11 weeks ago
3.0

9 km
Département de Nippes, 43 km NE of Les Cayes, HaitiMore
Mar 4, 2022 00:49
12 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
Département de Nippes, 36 km NE of Les Cayes, HaitiMore
Mar 2, 2022 21:19
12 weeks ago
3.1

5 km
Département de Nippes, 39 km NE of Les Cayes, HaitiMore
Feb 24, 2022 18:28
13 weeks ago
3.4

5 km
23 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Feb 18, 2022 09:26
14 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Département de Nippes, 36 km NE of Les Cayes, HaitiMore
Feb 18, 2022 09:19
14 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Grandans, 32 km NE of Les Cayes, Arrondissement des Cayes, Sud, HaitiMore
Feb 13, 2022 09:07
14 weeks ago
3.3

5 km
20 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Feb 12, 2022 15:47
14 weeks ago
3.2

6 km
Département de Nippes, 38 km NE of Les Cayes, HaitiMore
Feb 11, 2022 20:15
14 weeks ago
3.7

4 km
Département de Nippes, 43 km NE of Les Cayes, HaitiMore
Feb 6, 2022 07:09
15 weeks ago
3.0

5 km
Département de Nippes, 39 km NE of Les Cayes, HaitiMore
Feb 5, 2022 17:43
15 weeks ago
3.5

5 km
21 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Feb 5, 2022 15:16
15 weeks ago
3.4

7 km
19 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Feb 4, 2022 16:24
16 weeks ago
3.1

4 km
Caribbean Sea, 22 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Feb 3, 2022 03:46
16 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
36 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Feb 3, 2022 03:11
16 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
19 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Feb 3, 2022 03:05
16 weeks ago
3.4

8 km
Sud, 32 km SW of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Feb 2, 2022 18:20
16 weeks ago
3.2

1 km
Caribbean Sea, 27 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Feb 1, 2022 02:59
16 weeks ago
3.2

5 km
Caribbean Sea, 19 km NW of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Jan 30, 2022 18:54
16 weeks ago
3.2

8 km
19 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Jan 30, 2022 16:24
16 weeks ago
3.9

4 km
Caribbean Sea, 16 km NW of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Jan 30, 2022 11:11
16 weeks ago
4.2

5 km
Caribbean Sea, 24 km NW of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Jan 30, 2022 09:24
16 weeks ago
3.6

6 km
14 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Jan 30, 2022 09:22
16 weeks ago - felt
4.3

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 28 km NW of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 23:08
16 weeks ago
3.0

9 km
21 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 20:19
16 weeks ago
4.4

13 km
27 km W of Miragoâne, Miragoane, Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 16:21
16 weeks ago
3.2

6 km
Département de Nippes, 99 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 13:41
16 weeks ago
3.4

9 km
Département de Nippes, 103 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 12:38
16 weeks ago
3.6

3 km
Caribbean Sea, 102 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 08:47
16 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Grandans, 113 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 06:19
16 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Département de Nippes, 110 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 04:01
16 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Département de Nippes, 96 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 03:46
16 weeks ago
3.2

19 km
Sud, 107 km W of Port au Prince, Port-au-Prince, Département de l'Ouest, HaitiMore
Jan 29, 2022 01:09
16 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 101 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 28, 2022 23:29
16 weeks ago
3.4

5 km
Caribbean Sea, 96 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 28, 2022 21:50
16 weeks ago - felt
4.3

10 km
Caribbean Sea, 99 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 28, 2022 18:12
17 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
Département de Nippes, 106 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 28, 2022 12:31
17 weeks ago
2.9

10 km
Grandans, 104 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 28, 2022 06:24
17 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
Grandans, 108 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 28, 2022 02:45
17 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Département de Nippes, 109 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 27, 2022 14:59
17 weeks ago - felt
4.5

10 km
Département de Nippes, 112 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 27, 2022 09:31
17 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Département de Nippes, 111 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 27, 2022 09:27
17 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Département de Nippes, 101 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 27, 2022 08:01
17 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Département de Nippes, 100 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 20:13
17 weeks ago
3.2

8 km
Département de Nippes, 99 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 19:11
17 weeks ago
3.7

4 km
Département de Nippes, 106 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 18:58
17 weeks ago
3.2

20 km
Département de Nippes, 112 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 18:40
17 weeks ago
3.1

2 km
Caribbean Sea, 106 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 18:05
17 weeks ago
3.9

8 km
Sud, 99 km W of Port au Prince, Port-au-Prince, Département de l'Ouest, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 03:41
17 weeks ago
3.4

6 km
Département de Nippes, 103 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 01:49
17 weeks ago
3.1

3 km
Département de Nippes, 103 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 01:46
17 weeks ago
3.2

5 km
Département de Nippes, 100 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 01:42
17 weeks ago
4.5

1 km
Caribbean Sea, 102 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 01:24
17 weeks ago
3.8

6 km
Département de Nippes, 104 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 01:16
17 weeks ago - felt
4.3

15 km
Département de Nippes, 102 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 26, 2022 01:14
17 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Département de Nippes, 107 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 21:12
17 weeks ago
2.9

5 km
Département de Nippes, 104 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 16:51
17 weeks ago
3.7

4 km
Caribbean Sea, 100 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 11:32
17 weeks ago
3.5

15 km
Caribbean Sea, 99 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 11:06
17 weeks ago
3.7

15 km
Caribbean Sea, 108 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 09:00
17 weeks ago
2.9

1 km
Caribbean Sea, 105 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 08:39
17 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Département de Nippes, 87 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 06:06
17 weeks ago
3.8

15 km
Caribbean Sea, 101 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 04:17
17 weeks ago
3.9

15 km
Caribbean Sea, 99 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 04:02
17 weeks ago
3.5

5 km
Caribbean Sea, 97 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 02:27
17 weeks ago - felt
4.1

15 km
63 km NE of Les Cayes, Arrondissement des Cayes, Sud, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 01:04
17 weeks ago
4.1

13 km
Département de Nippes, 110 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 01:00
17 weeks ago
3.2

6 km
Département de Nippes, 104 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 00:35
17 weeks ago
3.4

3 km
Département de Nippes, 98 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 25, 2022 00:33
17 weeks ago
3.2

4 km
Département de Nippes, 107 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 23:26
17 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
Département de Nippes, 99 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 20:55
17 weeks ago
4.2

2 km
Caribbean Sea, 105 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 20:54
17 weeks ago
4.0

4 km
Caribbean Sea, 102 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 20:26
17 weeks ago
3.1

2 km
Caribbean Sea, 105 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 20:01
17 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Département de Nippes, 102 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 18:50
17 weeks ago
3.3

6 km
Département de Nippes, 100 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 18:40
17 weeks ago
3.7

4 km
Caribbean Sea, 104 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 18:38
17 weeks ago
3.6

6 km
Caribbean Sea, 98 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 18:32
17 weeks ago
3.6

5 km
Caribbean Sea, 101 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 17:16
17 weeks ago
3.0

5 km
Département de Nippes, 100 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 15:26
17 weeks ago
3.4

4 km
Caribbean Sea, 106 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 15:11
17 weeks ago
3.1

2 km
Caribbean Sea, 100 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 15:08
17 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
Département de Nippes, 106 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 14:47
17 weeks ago
3.3

3 km
Caribbean Sea, 100 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 14:45
17 weeks ago
3.2

2 km
Département de Nippes, 100 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 14:29
17 weeks ago
3.1

2 km
Caribbean Sea, 104 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 14:14
17 weeks ago
4.2

4 km
Caribbean Sea, 99 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 14:10
17 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Département de Nippes, 99 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 14:06
17 weeks ago - felt
5.1

10 km
Département de Nippes, 101 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 13:49
17 weeks ago - felt
3.0

1 km
Département de Nippes, 99 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 13:43
17 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Département de Nippes, HaitiMore
Jan 24, 2022 13:21
17 weeks ago
3.7

5 km
Département de Nippes, 95 km W of Port au Prince, HaitiMore
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