A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sainte-Luce in Martinique on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us7000bd2u. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bd2u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:03:42 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.06 km (79 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -60.9743° West, 14.481° North, depth 127.06 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 05:03:42 / August 26, 2020 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Castries (c. 20 000 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 10 km (7 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pointe Michel, Soufrière, Berekua. Nearby country/countries, Saint Lucia (c. 161 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 5 km WNW of Sainte-Luce, Martinique. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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