A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Plaine in Dominica. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:36:19 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000412m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000412m. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/06/19 / 2019-06-15 07:36:19 / June 15, 2019 @ 7:36 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.99 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -61.3065° West, 15.3152° North, depth 18.99 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint-Joseph, Le Gros-Morne, La Trinité. Close country/countries, Dominica (c. 73 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Roseau (c. 16 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Petite Rivière Salée (c. 15 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from La Trinité (c. 15 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 6 km WSW of La Plaine, Dominica.
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