Significant magnitude 5.8 earthquake 96 km northeast of Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
ven., 26 mars 2021, 05:1105:11 AM | AUTEUR : EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 5.8 earthquake was reported after midnight near Les Abymes, Guadeloupe.
5.8 quake 26 Mar 12:51 am (GMT -4)
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Friday 26 March 2021 at 12:51 am local time at a shallow depth of 26 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.8 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Saint-François (pop. 12,700) located 78 km from the epicenter, Les Abymes (pop. 63,100) 96 km away, and Baie-Mahault (pop. 30,600) 104 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Saint John (pop. 24,200) located 127 km from the epicenter, and Basse-Terre (pop. 11,500) 134 km away.
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Date & heure: 26 Mar 2021 12:51 am (GMT -4) local time (26 Mar 2021 04:51 GMT)
Profondeur: 26.0 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 16.72°N / 60.73°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Guadeloupe)
Source de données principale: GFZ
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