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2018 Haiti earthquake
Magnitude 5.9 Mww
Depth 24.0 km (15 mi)
Epicenter 20°02′28″N 72°58′30″W / 20.041°N 72.975°W / 20.041; -72.975Coordinates: 20°02′28″N 72°58′30″W / 20.041°N 72.975°W / 20.041; -72.975
Areas affected Haiti, Dominican Republic
Max. intensity V (Moderate)
Tsunami No
Aftershocks 2
Casualties
  • 18 dead
  • 548 injured

On October 6, 2018, at approximately 8:11 p.m, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck 19 km northwest of Port-de-Paix, Haiti. The earthquake killed at least 12 people, and shaking was felt as far away as Port-au-Prince.

The earthquake was the strongest to hit Haiti since January 12, 2010.

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