A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Saint John’s in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -62.0704° West, 17.2665° North, depth 110.15 km. Global time and date of event 30/12/17 / 2017-12-30 03:14:19 / December 30, 2017 @ 3:14 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17364001, us1000bxzi. Unique identifier: us1000bxzi. The temblor was picked up at 23:14:19 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). 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 110.15 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sandy Point Town, Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Paul’s.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km NW of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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