A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008iaa. Unique identifier: us10008iaa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 21.11 km, -61.1385° West, 17.4756° North. The temblor was picked up at 01:23:15 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.11 km (13 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 05:23:15 / April 17, 2017 @ 5:23 am.
Nearby country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bolands, Saint John’s, Falmouth. Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Piggotts (c. 1 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bolands (c. 1 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Parham (c. 1 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Falmouth (c. 600 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km ESE of Codrington, Barbuda.
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