A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Capesterre-Belle-Eau in Guadeloupe on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 119.75 km (74 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -61.5964 West, latitude 16.0122 North, depth = 119.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 16:42:06 / January 31, 2016 @ 4:42 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w63. Id of event: us20004w63. The temblor was detected at 12:42:06 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sainte-Rose (c. 20 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berekua, Soufrière, Pointe Michel (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km SW of Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Guadeloupe.
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