A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009hkx. Unique identifier: us70009hkx. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 01:53:01 / May 16, 2020 @ 1:53 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:53:01 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -61.9162 West, latitude 18.3796 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Codrington (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 83 km N of Codrington, Barbuda.
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