A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Grande Anse in Guadeloupe on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -60.9641 West, latitude 16.8041 North, depth = 31.83 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us200063xl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200063xl. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/06/16 / 2016-06-12 08:56:56 / June 12, 2016 @ 8:56 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.83 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:56:56 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pointe-à-Pitre (c. 18 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lamentin, Parham, Falmouth (min 5000 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km NNE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe.
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