A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Berekua in Dominica. Unique identifier: us70006zyx. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006zyx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 00:17:06 / January 15, 2020 @ 12:17 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140.09 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -61.2185° West, 15.0866° North, depth 140.09 km. The temblor was reported at 20:17:06 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Grand-Bourg, Le Marin, Rivière-Pilote (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSE of Berekua, Dominica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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