A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda. Exact location of event, depth 36.69 km, -61.6769° West, 17.656° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.69 km (23 miles). Unique identifier: us10005fv2. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005fv2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/16 / 2016-05-08 13:48:04 / May 8, 2016 @ 1:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:48:04 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Falmouth, Bolands, Parham. The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Piggotts (c. 1 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bolands (c. 1 700 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Parham (c. 1 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Falmouth (c. 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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