A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Parham in Antigua and Barbuda. A tsunami warning has been issued near Parham in Antigua and Barbuda (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008vpl. Event ids that are associated: pt17147000, us10008vpl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/17 / 2017-05-27 08:46:38 / May 27, 2017 @ 8:46 am. Exact location of event, depth 7.64 km, -61.1929° West, 17.0301° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.64 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:46:38 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint-François, Le Moule, Petit-Canal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Saint-François (c. 12 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Petit-Canal (c. 8 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Port-Louis (c. 5 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Anse-Bertrand (c. 5 100 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km E of Parham, Antigua and Barbuda. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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