A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from La Plaine in Dominica. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 01:17:13 / December 12, 2018 @ 1:17 am. Id of earthquake: us2000isni. Event ids that are associated: us2000isni. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:17:13 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.2666 West, latitude 15.3543 North, depth = 23.25 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.25 km (14 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Le Robert, Trois-Rivières. Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Capesterre-Belle-Eau (c. 19 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Roseau (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominica (c. 73 000 pop), Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 2 km NW of La Plaine, Dominica.
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