A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Dennery in Saint Lucia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.61 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.3909 West, latitude 13.9252 North, depth = 27.61 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/17 / 2017-01-08 04:43:22 / January 8, 2017 @ 4:43 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:43:22 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007vcf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vcf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Le François, Saint-Esprit, Le Vauclin (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Saint Lucia (c. 161 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Castries (c. 20 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Rivière-Pilote (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bisée (c. 13 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sainte-Luce (c. 9 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Saint-Esprit (c. 8 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km E of Dennery, Saint Lucia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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