A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy. A tsunami warning has been issued near Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.5085 West, latitude 17.7929 North, depth = 83.33 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 01:48:34 / September 23, 2016 @ 1:48 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.33 km (52 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:48:34 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006rtr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00odxp0z, us10006rtr.
Close country/countries, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was The Bottom, Fig Tree, Market Shop.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 37 km ESE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy.
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