A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique. Exact location of event, longitude -60.5458 West, latitude 15.033 North, depth = 50.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.9 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 10:16:01 / April 21, 2017 @ 10:16 am. The temblor was detected at 06:16:01 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008jhi. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008jhi.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pointe Michel, Soufrière, Rosalie. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop).
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. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 55 km ENE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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