5.4 Strikes Near Sainte-Marie In Martinique

Earthquake location 15.0849S, -60.4467W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique on Friday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:32:44 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.7 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000h3s0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h3s0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.4467 West, latitude 15.0849 North, depth = 37.7 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 12:32:44 / September 28, 2018 @ 12:32 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wesley, Roseau, Pont Cassé (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/28/moderate-earthquake-m5-4-quake-has-struck-near-sainte-marie-in-martinique/

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