A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.7793 West, latitude 11.1625 North, depth = 43.31 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:01:48 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 19:01:48 / March 20, 2017 @ 7:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008tct. Event ids that are associated: us20008tct. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.31 km (27 miles).
Close country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-of-Spain, Laventille, Petit Valley. Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Scarborough (c. 17 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sangre Grande (c. 16 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Paradise (c. 15 100 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WSW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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