A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007gjg. Event ids that are associated: us10007gjg. Global time and date of event 07/12/16 / 2016-12-07 04:24:58 / December 7, 2016 @ 4:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.8414 West, latitude 11.1211 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 00:24:58 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Scarborough (c. 17 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sangre Grande (c. 16 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chaguanas, Port-of-Spain, Laventille (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km WSW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago.
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