Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 131km NE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe on Friday, 16 May 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 188 km northeast of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, on Friday, May 16, 2014 07:01:42

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 188 km northeast of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, on Friday, May 16, 2014 07:01:42

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth

16 May 11:07 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Date & time: 16 May 2014 11:01:42 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, May 16, 2014 07:01:42
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 24.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.0865°N / 60.3898°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Guadeloupe)
Nearest volcano: Soufrière de Guadeloupe (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) NE of Le Moule (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NE of Les Abymes (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Saint John (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) NE of Baie-Mahault (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) ESE of Codrington (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NE of Basse-Terre (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NNE of Roseau (Dominica) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) E of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (172 mi) ESE of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) NNE of Fort-de-France (Martinique) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (187 mi) ESE of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) ESE of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) ESE of The Valley (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) N of Castries (Ciceron, St. Lucia) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) N of Laborie (St. Lucia) (pop: 1,130) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) N of Kingstown (St. Vincent & Grenadines) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) N of Bridgetown (Barbados) (pop: 98,500) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) ESE of Road Town (British Virgin Islands) (pop: 8,450) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) E of Antigua Island (pop: 69,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 6.025 km113km NE of Grande Anse, GuadeloupeUSGS
M 5.910 kmLeeward IslandsGFZ
M 6.025 kmNE of Grande Anse, GuadeloupeGeoAu

User reports for this quake (5)

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Carlisle Bay, Antigua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken by bed shaking and furniture shaking, akin to a military helicopter flying low overhead
Antigua (139.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Picard, Dominica / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was at my desk on a second story and felt sustained shaking for several seconds.
Darkwood beach (159.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Liberta (Antigua and Barbuda, 152 km W of epicenter) : My colleagues ran for the elevator then it was full of probably 5 people so i ran down the steps to the first floor an I saw their bodies in the elevator when it crashed to the ground. I ran to a tree where i grabbed it and hung on for dear life. I saw my work building crash to the ground as i stumbled away. (reported through EMSC)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 17 May 2014 14:47 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2014 16:52 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2014 12:34 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2014 12:30 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2014 11:12 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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