A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 03:26:52 / April 7, 2020 @ 3:26 am. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:26:52 / 11:26 pm (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 30.97 km, -61.1049° West, 11.6912° North. Unique identifier: us70008qcr. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008qcr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.97 km (19 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Grenada (c. 108 000 pop), Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hillsborough, Gouyave, Victoria. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Scarborough (c. 17 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Saint George’s (c. 7 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Gouyave (c. 3 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Grenville (c. 2 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Victoria (c. 2 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Saint David’s (c. 1 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sauteurs (c. 1 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 69 km NW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago.
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