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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, 16 July 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, 16 July 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - North Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, 16 July 2015
Jul 16 16:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 15.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 16 July 2015 15:16 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.83°N / 58.62°W (Barbade)
Nearest volcano: Qualibou (262 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5*10^14 J (98.6 GWh / 84802 tons of TNT / 5.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 16 Jul 2015
Thu, 16 Jul 15:16 UTCM 6.4 / 2 kmBARBADOS REGION, WINDWARD ISL.EMSC
Thu, 16 Jul 15:16 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km- 126km NE of Bathsheba, BarbadosUSGS
Thu, 16 Jul 15:16 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmNE of Bathsheba, BarbadosGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Universirty of the West Indies (133.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
St. Peter Mt. Brevitor (125 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sitting at the time when the 6.4 earthquake struck off Barbados at 11:16 am. I felt the sudden movement of the chair. I immediately got up and confirmed with my neighbour that it was indeed an earthquake. I also felt two other quakes/aftershocks.This time I felt dizzy, nauseated, and had upset stomach.
St James Barbados / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
martinique / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Lamentin (277.1 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chancery Lane, Christ Church (128.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting at a desk typing on laptop when I felt the desk and chair swaying. Realized what it was from a previous experience in Barbados and got up to realize that the chandelier and fans were swaying gently. One other resident felt it but the other two persons at home did not.
Chancery Lane, Christ Church (128.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting at a desk typing on laptop when I felt the desk and chair swaying. Realized what it was from a previous experience in Barbados and got up to realize that the chandelier and fans were swaying gently. One other resident felt it but the other two persons at home did not.
Chancery Lane, Christ Church (128.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting at a desk typing on laptop when I felt the desk and chair swaying. Realized what it was from a previous experience in Barbados and got up to realize that the chandelier and fans were swaying gently. One other resident felt it but the other two persons at home did not.
Chancery Lane, Christ Church (128.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting at a desk typing on laptop when I felt the desk and chair swaying. Realized what it was from a previous experience in Barbados and got up to realize that the chandelier and fans were swaying gently. One other resident felt it but the other two persons at home did not.
Chancery Lane, Christ Church (128.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting at a desk typing on laptop when I felt the desk and chair swaying. Realized what it was from a previous experience in Barbados and got up to realize that the chandelier and fans were swaying gently. One other resident felt it but the other two persons at home did not.
Chancery Lane, Christ Church (128.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting at a desk typing on laptop when I felt the desk and chair swaying. Realized what it was from a previous experience in Barbados and got up to realize that the chandelier and fans were swaying gently. One other resident felt it but the other two persons at home did not.
Chancery Lane, Christ Church (128.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting at a desk typing on laptop when I felt the desk and chair swaying. Realized what it was from a previous experience in Barbados and got up to realize that the chandelier and fans were swaying gently. One other resident felt it but the other two persons at home did not.
Chancery Lane, Christ Church (128.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting at a desk typing on laptop when I felt the desk and chair swaying. Realized what it was from a previous experience in Barbados and got up to realize that the chandelier and fans were swaying gently. One other resident felt it but the other two persons at home did not.
Chancery Lane, Christ Church (128.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting at a desk typing on laptop when I felt the desk and chair swaying. Realized what it was from a previous experience in Barbados and got up to realize that the chandelier and fans were swaying gently. One other resident felt it but the other two persons at home did not.
Barbados / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ducos / MMI V (Moderate shaking): tremblement long et assez fort pour évacuer le bâtiment de 150 personnes.
(Barbados) (131 km SW from epicenter)(no details): At work. Monitor on desk shook violently. Entire building shook. Everyone felt this earthquake. We evacuated our building afterwards as it is a glass building. No damages. Another earthquake site recorded 2 earthquakes at this time 4 seconds after the 6.5 one as 6.7 on the scale. Truthfully, there was a slight pause and then we experienced a stronger shaking. (via EMSC)
Paramaribo (Suriname) (963 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I live in Suriname and we felt the aftershocks (via EMSC)
Paramaribo (Suriname) (963 km SE from epicenter)(no details): This is the second time in 7 years we felt the after shock of an earthquake. (via EMSC)
Georgetown (Guyana) (784 km S from epicenter)(no details): It lasted about 5-10 seconds (via EMSC)
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (473 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was at work at my desk. My chair rocked but did not move from by my desk. Co-worker's water bottle sloshed around. (via EMSC)
Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) (407 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Ressenti faiblement en Guadeloupe aussi ! (via EMSC)
Buccament (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) (294 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt my sun bed shake whilst in St Vincent (via EMSC)
Kingstown (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) (291 km W from epicenter)(no details): The building was shaking heavily. It stopped and started again but not for long. (via EMSC)
(Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) (289 km W from epicenter)(no details): Was standing. Felt dizzy. (via EMSC)
Les Trois-Îlets (Martinique) (268 km W from epicenter)(no details): Le tremblement a duré environ 30 sec. (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (135 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was at ICBL and the building started swaying. I felt dizzy. Everyone evacuated the building. (via EMSC)
(Barbados) (134 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Didn't feel it others did in apartment (via EMSC)
Wanstead (Barbados) (134 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt dizziness (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (133 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It did not last for very long, but was very pronounced. (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (133 km SW from epicenter)(no details): no (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (133 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt slight movement outside Roy Byer Centre for Creative Arts. (via EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados) (131 km SW from epicenter)(no details): lasted about 5 secs (via EMSC)
(Barbados) (131 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Very slight (via EMSC)
Rowans (Barbados) (129 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I got up to stop the television from falling and got an instant headache which resulted in upset stomach and vomiting. (via EMSC)
(Barbados) (123 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Head was dizzy...felt nauseous (via EMSC)
Lamberts (Barbados) (122 km SW from epicenter)(no details): The earthquake seemed strong but it only lasted about 6 seconds. (via EMSC)
Belair (Barbados) (121 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Mild (via EMSC)
(Barbados) (120 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Was lying in bed after coming home from work and felt my bed shaking for about a minute or two. St John Barbados (via EMSC)
Paramaribo (Suriname) (963 km SE from epicenter)(no details): it lasted a few seconds but I immediately knew there was an earthquake somewhere in the region (via EMSC)
Georgetown (Guyana) (784 km S from epicenter)(no details): It was just a slight tremor felt, we have been experiencing severe rain since yesterday. (via EMSC)
Georgetown (Guyana) (784 km S from epicenter)(no details): Lasted a few seconds, light but it was an a awesome experience (via EMSC)
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (471 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Amazing first one I have ever felt... (via EMSC)
San Juan (Trinidad and Tobago) (470 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt in Trinidad chairs swayed (via EMSC)
Gros-Morne (Martinique) (270 km W from epicenter)(no details): Ressenti à 5.o. meubles bougeaient, sensation de sol qui se dérobe sous nos pieds (via EMSC)
Le Lamentin (Martinique) (266 km W from epicenter)(no details): Environ 20s suffisamment fort pour evacuer le batiment (via EMSC)
Ducos (Martinique) (262 km W from epicenter)(no details): Mes écrans d'ordinateur qui ont bouge (via EMSC)
Corinth (Saint Lucia) (250 km W from epicenter)(no details): Lasted long for about 10 seconds or more. Friend from Barbados felt it at the same time. (via EMSC)
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia) (249 km W from epicenter)(no details): cupboard door swung open (via EMSC)
Fitts Village (Barbados) (133 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I only felt one shake but it as enough to notice. (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (132 km SW from epicenter)(no details): We need to have a protocol as to what we should do upon feeling or following an earthquake (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (132 km SW from epicenter)(no details): n/a (via EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados) (132 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt a tremor in north of island ...In St Peter (via EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados) (130 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting on the floor of the living room typing on my laptop when I felt the building swaying. I alerted my daughter, told her it was an earthquake. The shaking lasted for 30 seconds or thereabouts. little objects on the tv stand were shaking. My daughter who was standing told me afterwards she felt slightly dizzy. I was calm because I experienced a few earth tremors when I lived in St Lucia plus a previous one here in Barbados a few years ago. (via EMSC)
(Barbados) (128 km SW from epicenter)(no details): There was one earlier this morning and II did not feel it. Definitely felt this one (via EMSC)
Glebe Land (Barbados) (118 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Omg so dizzy (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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