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Message caribe.2010.01.12.220319

Tsunami Information Earthquake Information
Message Time: 12 Jan 2010 22:03 UTC
Message Num:
Message Text: click to read
Message Type: a Local Tsunami Watch is in Effect
Warning: none
Watch:
ETAs / Obs: none
Origin Time: 12 Jan 2010 21:53 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3 Mwp (reviewed by PTWC)
Latitude: 18.5° N
Longitude: 72.5° W
Depth: 0 km (0 mi)
Location: Haiti Region
More Info.: updated earthquake information from the USGS NEIC


Earthquake Details

Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time
Location 18.451°N, 72.445°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region HAITI REGION
Distances 15 km (10 miles) SW of PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
140 km (90 miles) E of Les Cayes, Haiti
145 km (90 miles) WNW of Barahona, Dominican Republic
1140 km (710 miles) SE of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=103, Nph=103, Dmin=365.7 km, Rmss=1.14 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010rja6
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