A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Stoney Ground in Anguilla on Tuesday. 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: 11/12/18 / 2018-12-11 21:46:14 / December 11, 2018 @ 9:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.4159 West, latitude 18.3953 North, depth = 35.12 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:46:14 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18345001, us2000isl2. Unique identifier: us2000isl2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.12 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marigot, Cul de Sac, Philipsburg (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km ENE of Stoney Ground, Anguilla.
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