A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Grande Anse in Guadeloupe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 39.91 km, -61.0704° West, 16.7531° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.91 km (25 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 11:27:00 / April 5, 2018 @ 11:27 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:27:00 / 7:27 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000duxi. Unique identifier: us2000duxi.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bouillante, Grand-Bourg, Pointe-Noire.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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