A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Pointe Michel in Dominica on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 147.76 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 22:08:14 / October 18, 2016 @ 10:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.5476 West, latitude 15.2164 North, depth = 147.76 km. The temblor was reported at 18:08:14 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007f6l. Id of event: us20007f6l.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint-François, Lamentin, Les Abymes. Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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