A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba . Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15248008. Id of event: pr15248008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.5596 West, latitude 17.1812 North, depth = 51 km. Global time and date of event 05/09/15 / 2015-09-05 04:07:25 / September 5, 2015 @ 4:07 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:07:25 / 12:07 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Middle Island, Sandy Point Town, Oranjestad (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Oranjestad (c. 1 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sandy Point Town (c. 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 59 km SSW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba .
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