A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlestown in Saint Kitts and Nevis on Saturday. Event id: us1000dspr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dspr. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/04/18 / 2018-04-22 02:34:05 / April 22, 2018 @ 2:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 167.11 km (104 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -62.8881° West, 16.9079° North, depth 167.11 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:34:05 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nicola Town (c. 2 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Brades, Oranjestad (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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