A light earthquake magnitude 4.11 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:57:53 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 133 km, -63.9876° West, 17.9815° North. Id of earthquake: pr2018277006. Event ids that are associated: pt18277050, pr2018277006, us1000h6v9. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/10/18 / 2018-10-04 07:57:53 / October 4, 2018 @ 7:57 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Saint Croix, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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