A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Monkey Hill in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Exact location of event, depth 103.91 km, -62.4019° West, 17.455° North. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:02:21 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000cr6u. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18030050, us2000cr6u. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 103.91 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 04:02:21 / January 30, 2018 @ 4:02 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Falmouth, Parham, Brades (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten 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 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km ENE of Monkey Hill, Saint Kitts and Nevis. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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