A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda on Monday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:13:11 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.89 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 04:13:11 / April 17, 2017 @ 4:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.1134 West, latitude 17.5251 North, depth = 33.89 km. Id of earthquake: us10008i9n. Event ids that are associated: us10008i9n.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint John’s, Falmouth, Piggotts (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Piggotts (c. 1 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Parham (c. 1 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Falmouth (c. 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 75 km E of Codrington, Barbuda.
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