A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Saint John’s in Antigua and Barbuda. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17364001. Id of event: pt17364001. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.1 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/12/17 / 2017-12-30 03:14:19 / December 30, 2017 @ 3:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -62.073° West, latitude 17.262° North, depth = 95.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:14:19 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nicola Town (c. 2 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sandy Point Town, Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Paul’s (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 28 km NW of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.
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