A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.1 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:15:53 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100096bp. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17184050, us100096bp. Exact location, longitude -62.6147° West, latitude 18.2217° North, depth = 48.1 km. Global time and date of event 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 05:15:53 / July 3, 2017 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marigot, Cul de Sac, Philipsburg.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 43 km NE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy.
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