A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Anse-Bertrand in Guadeloupe on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -61.4866° West, 16.6254° North, depth 71.06 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:41:03 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.06 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 08:41:03 / February 18, 2016 @ 8:41 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qr5. Id of event: us10004qr5.
Epicenter of the event was 39 km (25 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Grand-Bourg, Brades, Basse-Terre (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 17 km N of Anse-Bertrand, Guadeloupe.
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