A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Saint John’s in Antigua and Barbuda. Unique identifier: us70008j28. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008j28. Exact location of event, depth 108.34 km, -62.0908° West, 17.1878° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108.34 km (67 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:42:50 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 06:42:50 / March 31, 2020 @ 6:42 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sandy Point Town, Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Paul’s (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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