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Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 49 km southeast of Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis, on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 04:14 GMT

Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 49 km southeast of Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis, on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 04:14 GMT Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 49 km southeast of Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis, on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 04:14 GMT

Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 173 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 15, 2021 04:14:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth173.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.04421°N / 62.35116°W (Caribbean Sea, St. Kitts & Nevis)
Antipode17.044°S / 117.649°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceRENASS (Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS))
Nearest volcanoNevis Peak (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities25 km (16 mi) ESE of Gingerland (pop: 493) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) ESE of Market Shop (Stonyhill) (pop: 2,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) ESE of Fig Tree (Church Ground) (pop: 2,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) ESE of Charlestown (pop: 1,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) SE of Basseterre (pop: 12,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) W of Saint John (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 24,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
109 km (67 mi) SSE of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) SE of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) NNW of Basse Terre (Guadeloupe) (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) SE of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) W of Antigua Island (pop: 69,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.1173 kmNear Baie-Mahault, St. Kitts & NevisRENASS


Seismic station: Olveston, Montserrat (OLV1/MC network) | Distance from quake: 35 km / 22 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Olveston, Montserrat: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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