A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from The Valley in Anguilla on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68 km (42 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:25 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 12:14:25 / January 7, 2017 @ 12:14 pm. Unique identifier: pr17007003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17007003. Exact location, longitude -63.6087° West, latitude 18.2479° North, depth = 68 km.
Nearby country/countries, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was The Bottom, Philipsburg, Cul de Sac.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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