A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Marigot in Saint Martin. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Global time and date of event 05/05/16 / 2016-05-05 06:21:32 / May 5, 2016 @ 6:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:21:32 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16126007. Id of event: pr16126007. Exact location of event, depth 74 km, -63.6948° West, 18.1287° North.
Close country/countries, 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) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Philipsburg, The Valley.
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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