A light earthquake magnitude 4.16 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/01/18 / 2018-01-03 04:00:03 / January 3, 2018 @ 4:00 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 118 km (73 miles). Exact location of event, depth 118 km, -63.8385° West, 17.9995° North. The 4.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:00:03 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018003000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018003000.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Valley, Philipsburg, Cul de Sac.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 74 km WNW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba .
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