A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Le Gosier in Guadeloupe. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:45:34 / 2:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/10/16 / 2016-10-25 18:45:34 / October 25, 2016 @ 6:45 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 90.09 km (56 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20007gpu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007gpu. Exact location of earthquake, -61.5038° West, 16.1949° North, depth 90.09 km.
Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Sainte-Rose (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Falmouth, Rosalie, Pont Cassé.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 1 km SW of Le Gosier, Guadeloupe.
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