A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:18:35 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 00:18:35 / March 14, 2017 @ 12:18 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107.11 km (67 miles). Exact location of event, depth 107.11 km, -62.798° West, 17.5198° North. Id of earthquake: us100088s5. Event ids that are associated: us100088s5.
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, 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) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Valley, Marigot, Cul de Sac (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km N of Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
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