A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Portsmouth in Dominica on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.52 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -61.5115° West, 15.6561° North, depth 4.52 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hdv. Id of event: us20005hdv. The temblor was reported at 08:36:32 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 12:36:32 / April 12, 2016 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anse-Bertrand, Port-Louis, Petit-Canal.
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 have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NNW of Portsmouth, Dominica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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