A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Gros Islet in Saint Lucia. Global time and date of event 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 10:23:03 / March 22, 2019 @ 10:23 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.38 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -60.8856° West, latitude 14.1257° North, depth = 32.38 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:23:03 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000jk7j. Event ids that are associated: us1000jk7j.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Le Morne-Rouge, Sainte-Marie, Petite Rivière Salée. Close country/countries, Saint Lucia (c. 161 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Castries (c. 20 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 9 km NE of Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.
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