A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Grande Anse in Guadeloupe on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/16 / 2016-05-09 13:36:27 / May 9, 2016 @ 1:36 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:36:27 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -60.6693° West, 16.146° North, depth 25.81 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005g1m. Id of event: us10005g1m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.81 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Capesterre-Belle-Eau (c. 19 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Baie-Mahault, Petit-Bourg, Port-Louis.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 46 km ESE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe.
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