A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda. Exact location, longitude -61.9254° West, latitude 18.4025° North, depth = 17.94 km. Event id: us2000bv7g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17332000, us2000bv7g. The temblor was reported at 20:12:42 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/11/17 / 2017-11-28 00:12:42 / November 28, 2017 @ 12:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 17.94 km (11 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Codrington (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km N of Codrington, Barbuda.
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