A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:53:55 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/18 / 2018-10-19 05:53:55 / October 19, 2018 @ 5:53 am. Event id: us1000he9r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000he9r. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.4453 West, latitude 15.2455 North, depth = 35 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Petite Rivière Salée (c. 15 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from La Trinité (c. 15 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Le Gros-Morne (c. 11 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosalie, Le Vauclin, Le François (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 77 km NE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique.
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