A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Soufriere in Dominica. Id of earthquake: us2000a7cf. Event ids that are associated: us2000a7cf. Global time and date of event 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 23:23:36 / August 8, 2017 @ 11:23 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 173.89 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -61.4135° West, 15.0006° North, depth 173.89 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:23:36 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Le Marin, Rivière-Pilote, Le Vauclin (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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