A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d9ea. Unique identifier: us2000d9ea. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:29:24 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.55 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 21:29:24 / February 28, 2018 @ 9:29 pm. Exact location of event, depth 69.55 km, -62.6907° West, 17.8472° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Market Shop, Fig Tree, Charlestown. Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Close 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).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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