A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique. The temblor was picked up at 03:58:33 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100069fs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100069fs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/16 / 2016-08-02 07:58:33 / August 2, 2016 @ 7:58 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.07 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -60.4098 West, latitude 15.1183 North, depth = 39.07 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berekua, Rosalie, Les Trois-Îlets (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km ENE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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