Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 16, 2015
Residents of Gressier and Carrefour (south of Port-au-Prince) reported having felt the night of Tuesday, April 14, 2015 a quake. Citizens say their homes vibrated to 1 am on the night of April 14 to 15, 2015.
No damage was reported by residents. The earthquake whose intensity was not disclosed was felt on the south coast between Mariani and Bizoton.
Earlier this week Seismology Technical Unit (UTS) of the Bureau of Mines and Energy (BME) indicated that in the first quarter of this year 23 earthquakes were recorded. This is earthquake magnitudes between 2.93 and 4.69 on the Richter scale, with low to moderate intensities ranging from III to V on the scale of macro-seismic intensities.
Before the quake April 14, 6 previous earthquakes were felt by the population reveals the UTS.
Out of all of the island 40 earthquakes were recorded by seismometers UTS.
69.5% According to the statistics of these tremors were recorded in the South and West Peninsula. 40% of the epicentres are found in the sea, the statement of the UTS.
Furthermore UTS informs that the space geodetic GPS measurements, to assess the rate of deformation of the major faults are continuing and the means shifts measured on the fault of the South Peninsula is 5.1 to 5.8 mm / year and 12 mm / year on the northern fault.