A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. A tsunami warning has been issued near Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 01:48:35 / September 23, 2016 @ 1:48 am. Id of earthquake: at00odxp0z. Event ids that are associated: at00odxp0z. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.65 West, latitude 17.547 North, depth = 1 km. The temblor was detected at 21:48:35 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Parham, Piggotts, Bolands (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), 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).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 22 km NE of Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
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