A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique on Friday. The temblor was detected at 15:54:21 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -60.5043° West, 15.0904° North, depth 35.1 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 19:54:21 / February 3, 2017 @ 7:54 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.1 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008hh9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hh9.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominica (c. 73 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colihaut, Saint Joseph, Wesley. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Roseau (c. 16 600 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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