A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba . The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr17073003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17073003. Global time and date of event 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 06:04:38 / March 14, 2017 @ 6:04 am UTC/GMT. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:04:38 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -63.5905 West, latitude 17.4871 North, depth = 49 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Philipsburg, Dieppe Bay Town, Cul de Sac. Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Oranjestad (c. 1 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sandy Point Town (c. 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km WSW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba . This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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