A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy. Event id: pt17184050. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17184050. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:15:55 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 05:15:55 / July 3, 2017 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.5 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -62.617 West, latitude 18.153 North, depth = 46.5 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nicola Town (c. 2 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sandy Point Town, Cayon, The Bottom (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km NE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy.
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