A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Basse-Pointe in Martinique. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081np. Id of event: us200081np. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.1729 West, latitude 14.9234 North, depth = 166.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:51:56 / 3:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 166.5 km (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/16 / 2016-12-16 19:51:56 / December 16, 2016 @ 7:51 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Portsmouth, Wesley, Colihaut (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km NW of Basse-Pointe, Martinique.
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