A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Nicola Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:14:03 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.69 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 04:14:03 / October 9, 2020 @ 4:14 am. Exact location of event, longitude -62.4897 West, latitude 17.8389 North, depth = 13.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000c6ya. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20283001, us6000c6ya.
Nearby country/countries, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Fig Tree, Market Shop (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 58 km NNE of Nicola Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
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