A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Petite Riviere Salee in Martinique. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007egf. Id of event: us10007egf. The epicenter was at a depth of 49.58 km (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.4395 West, latitude 14.9882 North, depth = 49.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:11:58 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 22:11:58 / December 2, 2016 @ 10:11 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Les Trois-Îlets, Fort-de-France, Le Morne-Rouge.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 62 km ENE of Petite Riviere Salee, Martinique. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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