A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Terre-de-Bas in Guadeloupe. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.74 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.6501 West, latitude 15.7661 North, depth = 11.74 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/19 / 2019-01-21 14:42:48 / January 21, 2019 @ 2:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j6u9. Unique identifier: us2000j6u9. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:42:48 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sainte-Rose (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anse-Bertrand, Port-Louis, Le Moule. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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