A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Grande Anse in Guadeloupe on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/16 / 2016-11-06 18:27:14 / November 6, 2016 @ 6:27 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.8763 West, latitude 16.8131 North, depth = 33.58 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100075vn. Id of event: us100075vn. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:27:14 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.58 km (21 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baie-Mahault, Pointe-à-Pitre, Le Gosier. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Pointe-à-Pitre (c. 18 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Saint-François (c. 12 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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