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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 63 km northeast of Les Cayes, Arrondissement des Cayes, Sud, Haiti, on Monday, Jan 24, 2022 at 9:27 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 63 km northeast of Les Cayes, Arrondissement des Cayes, Sud, Haiti, on Monday, Jan 24, 2022 at 9:27 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 63 km northeast of Les Cayes, Arrondissement des Cayes, Sud, Haiti, on Monday, Jan 24, 2022 at 9:27 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 15 km depth

25 Jan 02:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
25 Jan 03:01: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 15.0 km (from 3.1 to 9.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 73 km (45 mi) towards ENE.
Update Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 02:42
Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Les Cayes, Cayes, Sud, Haiti
4.4 quake 24 Jan 9:27 pm (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 24 Jan 9:27 pm (GMT -5)
Just 15 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Les Cayes, Cayes, Sud, Haiti. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Monday, January 24th, 2022, at 9:27 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 5 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 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 Les Cayes (pop. 125,800) located 10 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 25, 2022 02:27:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Jan 24, 2022 at 9:27 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.5°N / 73.24°W (Caribbean Sea, Sud, Haiti)
Antipode: 18.5°S / 106.76°E
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) ENE of Les Cayes (pop: 125,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) W of Port au Prince (Ouest) (pop: 1,234,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 23.4°C (74 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.115 kmHAITI REGIONEMSC

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Mirigoane / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : rapid shaking.  
Mirigoane / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Maïs Gaté 11 / not felt (reported through our app)
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