A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Berekua in Dominica on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:15:53 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bg9a. Id of event: us7000bg9a. Exact location of event, longitude -61.287 West, latitude 15.1898 North, depth = 132.81 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 132.81 km (83 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 01:15:53 / September 2, 2020 @ 1:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Le Marin, Rivière-Pilote, Sainte-Luce (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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