A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.38 km (11 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 06:25:10 / April 17, 2017 @ 6:25 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:25:10 / 2:25 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ib1. Id of event: us10008ib1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.0896 West, latitude 17.4583 North, depth = 18.38 km.
The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Piggotts (c. 1 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bolands (c. 1 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Parham (c. 1 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Falmouth (c. 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bolands, Saint John’s, Falmouth. Close country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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