A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Grande Anse in Guadeloupe on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/19 / 2019-12-27 01:37:46 / December 27, 2019 @ 1:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.02 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -61.0227° West, 16.7917° North, depth 35.02 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:37:46 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70006re9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006re9.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bolands, Saint John’s, Petit-Bourg (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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