A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Marigot in Saint Martin. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:04:10 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 14:04:10 / January 18, 2016 @ 2:04 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -63.7681 West, latitude 18.145 North, depth = 98 km. Id of earthquake: pr16018003. Event ids that are associated: pr16018003.
Nearby country/countries, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Philipsburg, The Valley (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km W of Marigot, Saint Martin. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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