A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Parham in Antigua and Barbuda. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 20:26:51 / April 17, 2018 @ 8:26 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e1rz. Id of event: us2000e1rz. The temblor was picked up at 16:26:51 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 21.63 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -61.7255° West, latitude 17.0778° North, depth = 21.63 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Petit-Bourg, Cotton Ground, Pointe-à-Pitre. Close country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sainte-Rose (c. 20 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Pointe-à-Pitre (c. 18 300 pop).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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