A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -61.2213° West, 17.4734° North, depth 31.93 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.93 km (20 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:16:19 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008hxr. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008hxr. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 18:16:19 / April 15, 2017 @ 6:16 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Piggotts (c. 1 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Bolands (c. 1 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Parham (c. 1 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Falmouth (c. 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bolands, Falmouth, Saint John’s (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop).
Each 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km ESE of Codrington, Barbuda. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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