A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.801 West, latitude 17.5044 North, depth = 104.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 06:01:17 / March 10, 2017 @ 6:01 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:01:17 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000882u. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000882u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.75 km (65 miles).
Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Valley, Marigot, Cul de Sac (min 5000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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