Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 90 km northeast of Abymes, Guadeloupe, on Friday, Mar 26, 2021 9:19 am (GMT -4) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.8 quake North Atlantic Ocean, 87 km northeast of Abymes, Guadeloupe, Mar 26, 2021 12:51 am (GMT -4), which had occurred 8 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 90 km northeast of Abymes, Guadeloupe, on Friday, Mar 26, 2021 9:19 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 27 km depth

26 Mar 13:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
26 Mar 15:52: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 27.0 km (from 6.2 to 16.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 25 km (16 mi) towards WSW.
Update Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 13:33
Moderate magnitude 4.9 quake hits 97 km northeast of Le Moule, Guadeloupe in the morning
4.9 quake 26 Mar 9:19 am (GMT -4)
4.9 quake 26 Mar 9:19 am (GMT -4)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 13 minutes ago 97 km northeast of Le Moule, Guadeloupe, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Le Moule, Guadeloupe, in the morning on Friday 26 March 2021 at 9:19 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.9 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Saint-François (pop. 12,700) located 95 km from the epicenter, and Le Moule (pop. 22,700) 97 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Les Abymes (pop. 63,100) located 115 km from the epicenter, and Baie-Mahault (pop. 30,600) 122 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 26, 2021 13:19:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Mar 26, 2021 9:19 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.68°N / 60.78°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Guadeloupe)
Antipode: 16.68°S / 119.22°E
Nearest volcano: Soufrière de Guadeloupe (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) NE of Saint-Francois (Saint-François) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ENE of Les Abymes (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) ENE of Baie-Mahault (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) ESE of Saint John (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NE of Basse Terre (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (103 mi) NNE of Roseau (Dominica) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) ESE of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) N of Fort-de-France (Martinique) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) ESE of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) ESE of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) ESE of maligas (Marigot, St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) SE of El Valle (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) N of Castries (Ciceron, St. Lucia) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ESE of Antigua Island (pop: 69,000) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SE of Anguilla Island (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 25.3°C (78 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from E
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) 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.
4.927 kmLeeward Islands, GuadeloupeGFZ
4.926 km57 Km NE of Beauséjour, GuadeloupeUSGS
5.012 kmNear Les Abymes, GuadeloupeRENASS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Pointe-à-Pitre (93.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Le gosier / not felt
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