A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007zkx. Id of event: us20007zkx. The temblor was reported at 13:34:46 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -60.937° West, latitude 11.0321° North, depth = 50.73 km. Global time and date of event 09/12/16 / 2016-12-09 17:34:46 / December 9, 2016 @ 5:34 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.73 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Couva, Rio Claro, Chaguanas. Close country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km SW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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