A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Nicola Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Id of earthquake: pt20283001. Event ids that are associated: pt20283001. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 04:14:02 / October 9, 2020 @ 4:14 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:14:02 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.475 West, latitude 17.874 North, depth = 8.8 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint John’s, The Bottom, Fig Tree. The epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Close country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), 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).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 62 km NNE of Nicola Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
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