A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15224002. Id of event: pr15224002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/15 / 2015-08-12 17:01:39 / August 12, 2015 @ 5:01 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.5215 West, latitude 17.5501 North, depth = 79 km. The temblor was detected at 13:01:39 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gustavia, Middle Island, Saint Paul’s. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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