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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Martinique, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 4:32 am (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Martinique, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 4:32 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 20 km depth

16 Jan 08:36 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
16 Jan 08:41: Now using data updates from EMSC
16 Jan 08:57: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.0 to 20.0 km (from 9.9 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.3 km (4.5 mi) towards ESE.
Date & time: Jan 16, 2022 08:32:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 4:32 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.46°N / 60.5°W (Caribbean Sea, Martinique)
Antipode: 14.46°S / 119.5°E
Nearest volcano: Pelée (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (23 mi) ESE of Le Vauclin (pop: 7,810) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ESE of Le François (pop: 19,700) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Ducos (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Robert (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Le Lamentin (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) ESE of La Trinité (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) ESE of Fort-de-France (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Sainte-Marie (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NE of Castries (Ciceron, St. Lucia) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SE of Roseau (Dominica) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NNE of Isla de San Vicente Island (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) NW of Barbados Island (pop: 279,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 24°C (75 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.220 kmMARTINIQUE REGION, WINDWARD ISL.EMSC
4.220 kmMartinique: Near Le RobertRENASS

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Le François, Martinique, Martinique (43.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : J'étais réveillée et j'ai ressenti une onde passer comme si un avion passait à 2m au dessus de nous. La maison a vibré, c'était audible, mon lit a vibrer. Ça a fait comme une onde qui passait de ma droite a ma gauche et je l'ai entendu faire vibrer  
Royalton St Lucia (62.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s | One user found this interesting.
Les Trois-Ilets, Martinique, Martinique (53.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Léger tremblement m'a réveillé et surpris à secoué mon lit juste avant une pluie torrentielles | One user found this interesting.  
In Martinique (57.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : My bed mouved from right to left , noise like explosion | One user found this interesting.  
Gros Islet, Rodney Heights (65 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was lying in bed and heard and felt vibrations | One user found this interesting.  
I felt the two tremors at about 4.30am this mornin / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Staying in Royalton Spa hotel St Lucia. Was awake approximately 4.30am. I felt a small tremor followed by a stronger one. Unmistakable as an earthquake. Very unnerving and I lay awake for a long time in case there were any more quakes.  
Paix Bouche Babonneau St Lucia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I felt a tremor at around 04:34. It lasted for about 2 to 3 seconds. It was like being on a bus and the driver starting the engine and you experience the vehicle shake before the engine runs.  
Rivière-Pilote / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s : J’ai d’abord entendu le bruit qui m’a réveillé et tout de suite après j’ai ressenti les vibrations.  
Beausejour Gros Islet / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Very fast vibration for about 5 seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Dennery, Pascal (72.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
St lucia (70.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Gros Islet, Rodney Heights (64.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Castries, St. Lucia (164.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Felt like a heavy truck shook the building.  
Castries (73.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sleeping and I felt the earthquake  
36 km of Le Vauclin, Martinique, Martinique (1.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
St anne (36.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Le Diamant (56.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / 2-5 s
Martinique le diamant (64.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
Gros Islet, Rodney Heights (63.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Gros Islet, Rodney Heights (63.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Garrand, Castries, St Lucia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Castries / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Short burst shaking and vibration  
Castries St. Lucia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : The shaking woke me from sleep. I heard the piller in my room shake.  
Gros Islet Beach, St Lucia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Tamarind Villa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Lamps sliding on upper floor sounded like furniture moving or thunder sound  
Castries, Saint Lucia / not felt
TRINITE (LA) / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Boguis, Babonneau st lucia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Gros Islet Beach, St Lucia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Castries / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Royalton Saint Lucia hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : It woke me up. I think it was like a up and down, or hard bump to the building.  
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