A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba . All ids that are associated to the event: pt18277050, us1000h6v9. Unique identifier: us1000h6v9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.72 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:57:53 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/10/18 / 2018-10-04 07:57:53 / October 4, 2018 @ 7:57 am. Exact location of event, longitude -63.9382 West, latitude 17.8776 North, depth = 132.72 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marigot, Saint Croix, The Bottom. Nearby country/countries, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop).
Every 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km WNW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba . This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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