A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Sandy Point Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.05 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.9428 West, latitude 17.3761 North, depth = 129.05 km. The temblor was detected at 08:59:34 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004zq2. Event ids that are associated: us20004zq2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 12:59:34 / February 12, 2016 @ 12:59 pm.
Close 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). Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marigot, Cul de Sac, Philipsburg (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 11 km WNW of Sandy Point Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
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