A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Petite Riviere Salee in Martinique on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.06 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 07:18:34 / February 2, 2016 @ 7:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:18:34 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004wi2. Unique identifier: us20004wi2. Exact location, longitude -60.5768° West, latitude 14.932° North, depth = 48.06 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Roseau, Pont Cassé, Pointe Michel. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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