A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Marigot in Dominica on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 19.84 km (12 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100062im. Unique identifier: us100062im. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.0356 West, latitude 15.7178 North, depth = 19.84 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/07/16 / 2016-07-11 06:58:08 / July 11, 2016 @ 6:58 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:58:08 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Louis, Bouillante, Lamentin (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 34 km NE of Marigot, Dominica.
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