A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from The Valley in Anguilla. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.1429 West, latitude 18.2437 North, depth = 36.53 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hua. Unique identifier: us20008hua. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:28:38 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.53 km (23 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 13:28:38 / February 5, 2017 @ 1:28 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Gustavia, Philipsburg (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 9 km WNW of The Valley, Anguilla.
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