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Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 20 km north of Jeremie, Grandans, Haiti, on Friday, Apr 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 20 km north of Jeremie, Grandans, Haiti, on Friday, Apr 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm (GMT -4) Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 20 km north of Jeremie, Grandans, Haiti, on Friday, Apr 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

8 Apr 17:40 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
8 Apr 17:43: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13 mi) towards E.
8 Apr 17:46: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 19 km (12 mi) towards SW.
8 Apr 18:00: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 8 Apr 2022, 17:51

Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Jeremie, Jeremi, Grandans, Haiti

4.8 quake 8 Apr 1:32 pm (GMT -4)
4.8 quake 8 Apr 1:32 pm (GMT -4)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 18 minutes ago 10 km northeast of Jeremie, Haiti, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Jeremie, Jeremi, Grandans, Haiti, around noon on Friday, April 8th, 2022, at 1:32 pm 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.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.7.
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 10 km from the epicenter, and Moron (pop. 1,800) 28 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Abricots (pop. 1,200) located 30 km from the epicenter, Dame-Marie (pop. 6,000) 44 km away, Baradères (pop. 1,700) 45 km away, Les Anglais (pop. 8,200) 46 km away, Chardonnière (pop. 3,900) 47 km away, and Port-a-Piment (pop. 3,800) 47 km away.
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 & timeApr 8, 2022 17:32:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Apr 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm (GMT -4)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.8233°N / 74.1509°W (Caribbean Sea, Haiti)
Antipode18.823°S / 105.849°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities20 km (12 mi) N of Jeremie (pop: 97,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) NE of Abricots (pop: 1,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) NNE of Moron (pop: 1,830) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) NE of Dame-Marie (pop: 6,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) N of Les Anglais (pop: 8,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) N of Port-a-Piment (pop: 3,820) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) NNW of Les Cayes (pop: 125,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) WNW of Miragoâne (pop: 89,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
193 km (120 mi) W of Port au Prince (pop: 1,234,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
197 km (123 mi) W of Delmas 73 (pop: 382,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
4.710 km19 Km N of Jérémie, HaitiUSGS
4.810 kmHaiti RegionGFZ
4.710 kmHaiti RegionRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Mount Denham, Jamaica (MTDJ/CU network) | Distance from quake: 363 km / 225 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Mount Denham, Jamaica: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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