A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Soufriere in Dominica on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 11:10:39 / 11:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 171.48 km, -61.502° West, 14.989° North. Global time and date of event 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 15:10:39 / February 2, 2020 @ 3:10 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007msm. Id of event: us60007msm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 171.48 km (107 miles).
Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Le Marin, Le Vauclin, Rivière-Pilote (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 three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 30 km SSW of Soufriere, Dominica.
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