A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Soufriere in Dominica. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006prc. Id of event: us10006prc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 173.04 km, -61.4329° West, 15.0778° North. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:51 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 173.04 km (108 miles). Global time and date of event 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 21:39:51 / September 8, 2016 @ 9:39 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Le Marin, Grand-Bourg, Rivière-Pilote.
Every 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 18 km SSW of Soufriere, Dominica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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