A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Marigot in Saint Martin. Global time and date of event 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 05:28:50 / April 6, 2016 @ 5:28 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.7181 West, latitude 18.1061 North, depth = 23 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:28:50 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16097002. Id of event: pr16097002.
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was The Bottom, Philipsburg, The Valley (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 67 km W of Marigot, Saint Martin.
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