A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hk6l. Id of event: us2000hk6l. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.71 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 30.71 km, -61.5262° West, 17.7583° North. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:18:54 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 14:18:54 / September 26, 2018 @ 2:18 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Piggotts (c. 1 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bolands (c. 1 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Parham (c. 1 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Falmouth (c. 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Falmouth, Bolands, Saint John’s.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km ENE of Codrington, Barbuda. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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