A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -62.8632 West, latitude 18.0043 North, depth = 31.44 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:45:02 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 04:45:02 / February 28, 2018 @ 4:45 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.44 km (20 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d91d. Unique identifier: us2000d91d.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basseterre, Trinity, Monkey Hill. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop).
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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 12 km N of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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