A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tunapuna in Trinidad and Tobago. The temblor was picked up at 20:12:16 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.15 km (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -61.4227° West, latitude 10.7219° North, depth = 57.15 km. Event id: us1000jb23. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jb23. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 00:12:16 / March 6, 2019 @ 12:12 am.
The epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Scarborough, Point Fortin, Siparia (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 10 km NNW of Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago.
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