A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -60.7402 West, latitude 15.0657 North, depth = 74.35 km. Id of earthquake: us7000cm9u. Event ids that are associated: us7000cm9u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.35 km (46 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:50:01 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 20:50:01 / December 2, 2020 @ 8:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Colihaut, Wesley, Saint Joseph. The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop). Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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