Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Guadeloupe, 26 km east of Lower Prince’s Quarter, Sint Maarten, on 2017-12-24 11:12:52 -04:00

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Guadeloupe, 26 km east of Lower Prince’s Quarter, Sint Maarten, on 2017-12-24 11:12:52 -04:00

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 75 km depth

24 Dec 15:18 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Dec 24 15:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 63.0 to 74.6 km.
Date & time: 24 Dec 2017 15:12:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2017-12-24 11:12:52 -04:00
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 74.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.0967°N / 62.7968°W (Caribbean Sea, Guadeloupe)
Nearest volcano: Saba (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Lower Prince’s Quarter (Lower Prince's Quarter, Sint Maarten) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ENE of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) E of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ESE of The Valley (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) N of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Codrington (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NW of Saint John (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) E of Road Town (British Virgin Islands) (pop: 8,450) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NW of Anse-Bertrand (pop: 5,150) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) E of Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) NNW of Baie-Mahault (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NW of Les Abymes (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) NNW of Basse-Terre (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) E of Fajardo (Puerto Rico) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) E of Las Piedras (Puerto Rico) (pop: 6,660) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) E of Loiza (Puerto Rico) (pop: 4,310) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) E of San Lorenzo (Puerto Rico) (pop: 9,370) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NNW of Roseau (Dominica) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) E of Guayama (Puerto Rico) (pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) E of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) E of Cataño (Catano, Puerto Rico) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) E of Aibonito (Puerto Rico) (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) NNW of Fort-de-France (Martinique) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) ESE of Anguilla Island (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.275 km- 22km NNE of Gustavia, Saint BarthélemyUSGS
M 5.363 kmLeeward IslandsGFZ

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Basseterre, St. Kitts / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like I was standing in the flatbed of a truck while it traveled down an uneven road.
Sint Eustatius (21.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sitting.. and i feel my whole house shaking.. i heard an strange noise..
Mont Choisy, St Martin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We are in Mont Choisy on St Martin. The house was shaking for about 10 seconds. It sounded like thunder. Interesting experience.
Sint Maarten - South Reward / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : We heard a noise like a rolling thunder, thereafter it became very strong. lasted like 5 seconds. it was very scary.
Guadeloupe, Goyave / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Secousse forte mais qui a durée entre 3 et 5 secondes pour moi
St.jean beach st Barths / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Baie-mahault (240.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
St. Thomas, VI (229.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Office chair shook and moved side to side (reported through our app)
Miami (38.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
97150 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Marigot (25.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
St. Maarten / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sint Eustatius / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
21.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Grand Case, St. Martin (27.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Koolbaai (Sint Maarten, 28 km W of epicenter) : Nothing bad no damageRien de mal il a pas eu des dégâts (reported through EMSC)
(St Barthélemy, 20 km S of epicenter) : Secousse qui nous a fait peur, on est sorti de la maison. Cela a duré une dizaine de seconde...Je n'avais jamais vécu cela! (reported through EMSC)
(Saint Kitts and Nevis, 89 km S of epicenter) : 2 seconds of mild vibrations then 3 seconds of moderate shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Marigot (Saint Martin, 27 km W of epicenter) : It was really strong shook the whole concrete building ! (reported through EMSC)
Marigot (Saint Martin, 26 km W of epicenter) : Je vis sur une île, sismique, cyclonique et volcanique, c'est magnifique (reported through EMSC)
(Saint Barthélemy, 20 km S of epicenter) : La maison à trembler jusqu a faire un bruit de craquement la porte de salle de bain à trembler en faisant du bruit au moins pendant 30 à 40 seconde (reported through EMSC)
(Antigua and Barbuda, 150 km SE of epicenter) : sentito bene sdraiato sul lettino in spiaggia 3 scossoni. (reported through EMSC)
(Saint Kitts and Nevis, 91 km S of epicenter) : It was loud and rumbling. You geard it before you felt it (reported through EMSC)
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