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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Leeward Islands on Saturday, 19 March 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Leeward Islands on Saturday, 19 March 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Leeward Islands on Saturday, 19 March 2016
19 Mar 11:34 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 8 minutes.
Mar 19 14:22: Magnitude recalculée de 5.9 à 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 à 21.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 19 March 2016 11:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.92°N / 60.71°W (Antigua-et-Barbuda)
Nearest volcano: Soufriere Hills (208 km / 129 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 19 Mar 11:26 UTCM 6.0 / 21 kmLeeward IslandsGFZ
Sat, 19 Mar 11:26 UTCM 6.0 / 32 kmNE of Codrington, BarbudaGeoAu
Sat, 19 Mar 11:26 UTCM 6.0 / 32 km- 124km ENE of Codrington, BarbudaUSGS
Sat, 19 Mar 11:26 UTCM 6.0 / 18.4 kmLeeward Islands [Sea: Antigua & Barbuda]INGV

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St. Martin Riu Palace / Light shaking (MMI IV) : bang and then shaking bed and water in glass moving.
St. Martin (108.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dickenson bay antigua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Montserrat / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jolly harbour, antigua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Large beds and walls strongly shaken
LE GOSIER / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Saint martin / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I've been waken up
Fort-de-France , Martinique (370.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Deshaies / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Anguilla / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed started to shake and creek and I could feel the tremors
LE LAMENTIN (367.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Capesterre de Marie galante / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Quick shaking for a few seconds. No noice.
Gosier / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guadeloupe / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Mon lit s est déplacé
St. John's , Antigua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Saint martin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Vibration for 4/5 seconds , Shake mirrors and doors . Wake me up
Capesterre Belle-Eau - Guadeloupe / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guadeloupe / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cul de sac sxm (245.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Très longue secousse pas très intense
Le Lamentin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Capesterre belle eau / Weak shaking (MMI III)
petit bourg 97170 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Eden Rock Hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just loud then jolt.... Then a rumble after
guadeloupe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
St Maarten Dawn Beach / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rumbling for about 6 seconds windows rattling
fort de france (370.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : La secousse a été ressentie très longtemps en précisant que j'habite au 4ème étage
Anguilla / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis, 229 km W of epicenter) : It was a bit strong...nonetheless shortlived (reported through EMSC)
Baie Mahault (Guadeloupe, 220 km SW of epicenter) : un grondement assez fort et c est mon 2eme tremblement de terre celuid avant je l avais moins ressenti la beaucoup plus (reported through EMSC)
(Collectivity of Saint Martin, 249 km W of epicenter) : Très léger tremblement (reported through EMSC)
Saint John's (Antigua and Barbuda, 159 km SW of epicenter) : 7 storey building shook side to side. (reported through EMSC)
Les Trois-Îlets (Martinique, 391 km S of epicenter) : J'étais sur ma terrasse au 1er étage d'un bâtiment qui en compte 3 et est situé sur une falaise en bord de mer; je prenais mon petit-déjeuner et j'ai très bien ressenti une longue vibration modérée d'au moins une dizaine de seconde. (reported through EMSC)
(Anguilla, 251 km W of epicenter) : Just a Slight shaking of the couch and the lamp on the floor was shaking back and forth (reported through EMSC)
Oranjestad (Caribbean Netherlands, 249 km W of epicenter) : There was a low rumbling sound. I was laying in bed, and it woke me up, with motion mostly in a horizontal North South direction, lasting 20 seconds or so. (reported through EMSC)
Grand Case (Collectivity of Saint Martin, 249 km W of epicenter) : Only a subconscious psychological effect I soppose????: About half an hour before being woken awake by the tremor, I had awoken 30 mins prior by an alarming dream. I had dreamt that I was cycling below Sentry hill in Cole bay and something had caused a huge landslide of rocks to come down the hillside. (reported through EMSC)
Grand Case (Collectivity of Saint Martin, 249 km W of epicenter) : The beds shook and woke us up. (reported through EMSC)
Grand Case (Collectivity of Saint Martin, 249 km W of epicenter) : Two episodes of trembling or shaking about a minute apart. The shaking lasted maybe a minute. (reported through EMSC)
(Antigua and Barbuda, 154 km SW of epicenter) : Noticeable but not overwhelming. Room shook. Nothing fell. All good. (reported through EMSC)
Castries City (Saint Lucia, 448 km S of epicenter) : It shook the whole house for about half a minute. Very very intense earthquake shot strong and powerful. (reported through EMSC)
La Trinité (Martinique, 368 km S of epicenter) : Forte secousse de 5 à 10 secondes qui m'a fait sortir du lit d'un bond. (reported through EMSC)
Petit Bourg (Guadeloupe, 229 km SW of epicenter) : Secousse légère et très courte 1 ou 2 secondes. Une autre personne debout à coté de moi n'a rien ressenti (reported through EMSC)
Les Abymes (Guadeloupe, 216 km SW of epicenter) : Reveiller par ce séisme (reported through EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 572 km W of epicenter) : Sentí un poco la cama como menearse pero mire a mí al rededor y no vi nada moverse y pensé q era yo . Y al sonar la alarma del celu ahí vi q si fue un tembló aunque se sintió leve yo vivo en un piso 10 (reported through EMSC)
Le Diamant (Martinique, 396 km S of epicenter) : Des mini secousses (reported through EMSC)
Les Trois-Îlets (Martinique, 391 km S of epicenter) : Vibration des murs et du lit. Légèrement secoué Anse-à-l'âne, Trois-Ilets. (reported through EMSC)
Les Trois-Îlets (Martinique, 390 km S of epicenter) : Juste ressenti (reported through EMSC)
Ducos (Martinique, 385 km S of epicenter) : Secousse ressentie de manière modérée au troisième étage en zone PPRN aléa moyen mouvement de terrain. Assez forte pour provoquer le réveil. Légère oscillation des objegs en suspension. Première secousse probablement non perçue sinon assez faible. Impression d'une première secousse assez présente puis d'une seconde plus faible. (reported through EMSC)
Fort-de-France (Martinique, 383 km S of epicenter) : Martinique fdf (reported through EMSC)
Ducos (Martinique, 383 km S of epicenter) : Une seule secousse au ralenti (reported through EMSC)
Fort-de-France Bay (Martinique, 382 km S of epicenter) : tremblement bref de 2 secondes maximum, mais bien ressenti. (reported through EMSC)
Fort-de-France Bay (Martinique, 382 km S of epicenter) : Durée 12/15 secondes (reported through EMSC)
Le François (Martinique, 381 km S of epicenter) : Très courte !! (reported through EMSC)
Saint-Joseph (Martinique, 376 km S of epicenter) : a short quake Felt the ground rocking (reported through EMSC)
Arrondissement of La Trinité (Martinique, 369 km S of epicenter) : Deux petites séquences séparées d'oscillation d'environ 7 secondes (reported through EMSC)
Cole Bay (Sint Maarten, 252 km W of epicenter) : Building of 6 story concrete shook for about 15 seconds. Table top items rattled. Now feeling smaller vibrations every 5/10 minutes for 3x. We felt it in St Maarten at approximately 7:28 am. (reported through EMSC)
(Anguilla, 251 km W of epicenter) : It was pretty quick, but there were three of us outside who felt the house swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Philipsburg (Sint Maarten, 249 km W of epicenter) : heard underground rumbling approx a minute before feeling the shaking (reported through EMSC)
Anse Marcel (St Martin, 247 km W of epicenter) : We were sleeping and the bed and things began to move . We have heard a big strong noise during plusieurs secondes. En deux repliques (reported through EMSC)
(Saint-Barthélemy, 224 km W of epicenter) : Un très long grondement et une secousse (reported through EMSC)
Le Gosier (Guadeloupe, 219 km S of epicenter) : Ça réveille :) (reported through EMSC)
Sainte Rose (Guadeloupe, 218 km SW of epicenter) : Avant la mise en résonance de la construction j'ai trouvé que le grondement des ondes P a duré particulièrement longtemps. J'ai senti des bourdonnements dans mes oreilles. (reported through EMSC)
Le Moule (Guadeloupe, 203 km S of epicenter) : In Le Moule, Guadeloupe (reported through EMSC)
(Antigua and Barbuda, 161 km SW of epicenter) : Rumble like a train going under building. Lasted about a minute. (reported through EMSC)
(Antigua and Barbuda, 160 km SW of epicenter) : Second time during our stay.last one deep below Guadeloupe in Feb(?) (reported through EMSC)
(Antigua and Barbuda, 160 km SW of epicenter) : It shake about for 30 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Le Lamentin (Martinique, 368 km S of epicenter) : Une secousse violente mais très courte (reported through EMSC)
Le Marigot (Martinique, 347 km S of epicenter) : Vibrations et bruits plus que perceptible (reported through EMSC)
(Sint Maarten, 247 km W of epicenter) : I have heard more the trembling in stead of the shaking (reported through EMSC)
Philipsburg (Sint Maarten, 246 km W of epicenter) : Rattling Windows and household utensils sounded like rattles for a good long 5-6 seconds (reported through EMSC)
New Castle (Saint Kitts and Nevis, 213 km SW of epicenter) : On de couch and it just shook for a long while (reported through EMSC)
Le Gosier (Guadeloupe, 207 km S of epicenter) : Le canapé à bouge légèrement (reported through EMSC)

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