Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 181km NNE of Bathsheba, Barbados on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.5 - North Atlantic Ocean, 186 km a nord da Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados, martedì, 18 febbraio 2014

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.5 - North Atlantic Ocean, 186 km a nord da Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados, martedì, 18 febbraio 2014

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 17 km depth

18 Feb 09:41 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 14 minuti.
Data & ora: 18 Feb 2014 09:27:13 UTC
Ora locale a epicentro: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 05:27:13
Magnitudine: 6.5
Profondità: 16.9 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 14.6511°N / 58.9478°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Barbados)
Nearby towns and cities:
166 km NNE da Crab Hill (pop: 727) --> Vedi sismi vicini
173 km NNE da Speightstown (pop: 3,630) --> Vedi sismi vicini
186 km NNE da Bridgetown (pop: 98,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
210 km E da Le François (Martinica) (pop: 19,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
215 km E da Le Robert (Martinica) (pop: 23,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
217 km E da La Trinité (Martinica) (pop: 15,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
218 km E da Ducos (Martinica) (pop: 17,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
220 km E da Sainte-Marie (Martinica) (pop: 20,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
221 km E da Le Lamentin (Martinica) (pop: 39,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
229 km E da Fort-de-France (Martinica) (pop: 90,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
221 km E da Martinique Island (pop: 397,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.517 kmNorth Atlantic OceanGFZ
M 6.517 km170km NNE of Bathsheba, BarbadosUSGS
M 6.517 kmNE of Bathsheba, BarbadosGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (79)

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Rm8 1pp / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kingstown, St Vincent / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shaking woke me up while on holidays, it was my first quake, something everyone should get to experience at least once.
st james club gros islet st lucia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were on vacation here and the tremor woke us from our only seemed to last about a minute
St. Patricks (175.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : was sitting up when heard first a strange sound beneath the ground then felt like a jolt/movement of the entire building in one direction (northwards) for a short distance (had to brace myself against something) then stopped and was some shaking - all lasted only seconds
Le marin (207.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was deeply sleeping when vibration from the floor shake my bed for 15 seconds. I saw my life scrools
Roseau Dominica (269.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
souffriere st lucia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was already awake to get ready to go to the gym when suddenly i felt my bed shaking i jumped out of the bed and put on the light to see the fan shaking like someone had knocked over it
Smugglers Cove (224.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kingstown / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awake when it happened. It lasted about 10 seconds. It didn't feel like a life threatening situation though. More like an occasion one should experience in life!
St. John Barbados / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Martinique / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Christchurch Barbados (188.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Campden Park, St. Vincent, / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was lying on my bed, about to start devotion, felt a very strong vibration/shaking, when i realise it was an earth tremor - it was about 5:30 am, lasted for about 10-15 seconds.
St. Lucia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Waked me up in my bed.
pine, St.Michael / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Windjammer Landing St Lucia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Just before 5.30 am, windows and bed shaking for about 45 seconds?
Barbados / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Vibration for 10. 15 secs followed by noticeable shift of entire structure once
st Michael barbados / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Holetown Barbaods / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to the whole bed shaking.. thought it was a dream so went back to bed... it was quite strong shaking in my opinion
Grenada / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woken at 5.30 by bed shaking.
Belleplaine St. Andrew, / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was sitting on bed preparing work when i felt a shaking, even checked to see if it was my phone vibrating, almost checked under bed to see if someone was there, then my mum and daughter got up;it started then stopped then started again
Sion Hill, St James (174.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wakened by unknown sound followed by the sound of the pool skimmer lid flapping. That continued for approx. 2 minutes after the initial noise. Thought there might have been a second noise further away.
kingstown, St . Vincent / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was alarmed, felt heavy shaking of the house and sounds in the roof.
kingstown, St . Vincent / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was alarmed, felt heavy shaking of the house and sounds in the roof.
Rodney Bay, St. Lucia (223.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : WE are in a hilltop home in the north of St. Lucia and there was definite rattling of things throughout the house. Nothing broken. Seemed like it went on for 10-15 seconds.
St. Lucia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The bed shook for about 10 seconds.
christ church Barbados (182.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I had just awaken and started to feel 4 successive shakes and the house and windows started to move.
Rodney Bay, St Lucia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were woken from sleep about 5.30am by an earth tremor which lasted for several seconds. Initially it felt as though a large truck was passing by but we realised the vibration was too intense for that to be the case. The tremor shook our apartment, rattling the windows, but causing no damage.
lamentin Martinique / Weak shaking (MMI III)
St Lawrence gap / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Ocean 2 Resort Hotel in St Lawrence Gap. Felt whilst in bed at approx 5.40am. Doors creaking and rattling of sliding doors then bed started to gently rock. Lasted about 20 secs.
Barbados / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke to feel while room moving side to side and objects in bathroom could be heard falling over. Lasted around 10 seconds.
Eagle Hall, St Michael (185.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was laying in the bed and yelled to my husband "what was that?" He said what? It felt like an ocean wave.
Bequia (308.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ciudad Guayana (830.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Estaba cagando y tuve que salir corriendo dejando una fétida estela de mierda tras de mi.
st.lucia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
St. Michael Barbados / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I heard creaking and felt the chair that I was sitting on shake. It lasted for about 2 minutes.
st james barbados / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : vibration of couch and shaking of chandelier
Brighton beach (185.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was lying in bed after just waking up. Suddenly I felt very mild shaking, but nothing else was moving so I wondered if I had imagined it. But I was convinced I had felt it, so I checked the internet and found it really had happened.
Saint Lucia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I ran out of my bed, my bed actually shook from left to right. wow
Les trois ilets / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Barbados (175.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bathsheba, Barbados / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke up because my bed was shaking
Kingstown / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Diamant, Martinique (224.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
millenium highway' st lucia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
st.vincent / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
martinique fort de france / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : martinique fort dr france
Long Bay Saint Philip Barbados (177.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
st vincent / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Barbados / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Westerhall, St. David, Grenada (341.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was sitting studying, and felt a light shaking, it shook once stopped briefly and then started shaking again lasted about 4 seconds
Fort de france (227.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bridgetown Barbados / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
McHenry (United States, 4150 km NW of epicenter) : YA I NEVER FINISHED ^w^ (reported through EMSC)
Le Morne Rouge (Martinique, 228 km W of epicenter) : Was on my a video call with my fiance at around 5:30 when my laptop screen began wobbling, then his started also. We bothered like baby earthquake.. If anything happens I love you. 10 seconds in and it only got stronger. My little brother was in the shower and all I hear was my dad telling him to get in the door way! Pheww was scared to death because I live in the bottom floor of a three storey building! Strongest one ever felt don't want experience that again! (reported through EMSC)
Castries City (Saint Lucia, 226 km W of epicenter) : Very characteristic rumbling, windows shaked, low frequency rumbling, last aroind 10-15 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Birch Grove (Grenada, 406 km SW of epicenter) : Definitely woke me up out of a deep sleep. (reported through EMSC)
Kingstown (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 294 km SW of epicenter) : Yes, I was up before it occurred and when it did, I started counted. I counted 14 -more like in rhythmnic pattern than seconds. It shooked my bed, my opened cupboard door clanged on the burglar bar. This was a scary one, this one wasn't no TV thing, I'm afraid of the what can follow. Hopefully, everything will be fine. Trusting God. (reported through EMSC)
Le Lamentin (Martinique, 214 km W of epicenter) : Headboard on bed was banging à la Exorcist. Very frightening! (reported through EMSC)
Malgretoute (Saint Lucia, 239 km SW of epicenter) : Shaking side to side (reported through EMSC)
(Saint Lucia, 221 km W of epicenter) : Sounded like wind, 20 seconds in stated to feel shaking sensation. Ended after about 35 seconda (reported through EMSC)
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia, 220 km W of epicenter) : Lasted about 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia, 220 km W of epicenter) : Was about 10 to 15 seconds heard a rumbling sound all over the house. It was loud the became soft (reported through EMSC)
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia, 220 km W of epicenter) : Was in bed. Slight wobble of bed, and movement of articles in wardrobe. (reported through EMSC)
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia, 220 km W of epicenter) : As first time just bit weird to feel it , but my husband has felt many and didn't bat an eyelid just told me it would be ok. (reported through EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados, 190 km S of epicenter) : I was lying in bed and the bed felt as though it was rocking slightly. I put my hand on the bed outstretched cause I thought I was dreaming. I sat up but by then it had stopped. What I felt lasted for about 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Market Hill (Barbados, 181 km S of epicenter) : was half asleep when i felt the bed shaking but wasnt sure what it was (reported through EMSC)
Le Lamentin (Martinique, 214 km W of epicenter) : petites fissures lézardées apparues ou rendues prolongées dans mes plafonds chambres, salon. Dans la cuisine , tout le long de la partie supérieure d'un des mur. J'ai ressenti 2 secousses quasi simultanées tant elles étaient rapprochées. vrombissements puis secousses. Voici le témoignage de ma fille qui est une Asperger(autiste) atteinte d'hyperacousie. Déjà éveillée, j'ai entendu la secousse un p'tit peu avant ma mère, le carrelage et des meubles qui ont craqué fort sans pour autant éclater ; un grondement au sol très grave avant les secousses qui s'amplifiait en déferlantes durant. (reported through EMSC)
Ducos (Martinique, 211 km W of epicenter) : plus long que le seisme du 9.février.2014. Plus fort aussi. (reported through EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados, 190 km S of epicenter) : Was in the sofa sitting watching TV and felt it shaking, lasted for appx 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados, 190 km S of epicenter) : Lying In bed felt bed rocking/shaking like being at sea (reported through EMSC)
Oistins (Barbados, 190 km S of epicenter) : Quite a few of my friends in Barbados indicated they felt it, but it seems as though they were awake. I screamed for my niece to come into my room for safety and asked her if she could feel it - she woke up from my yelling but she felt nothing. (reported through EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados, 189 km S of epicenter) : Woke me up out of bed. (reported through EMSC)
Long Bay (Barbados, 181 km S of epicenter) : I was asleep and it woke me around 5:30am, I had only felt one other minor earth quake before and that was a small tremor in 2007 here on the island. This one had the bed, hanging pots, wall photos, clothes etc swaying for a few minutes. Although it's effect were minimal this will be a major thing in an island that is not accustom to having quakes. (reported through EMSC)
Bath (Barbados, 176 km S of epicenter) : I live at sea level and this being the strongest and closest, to Barbados it would be great to have a Monitoring Center here, based on our Coordinates 13.2N 59..... TSUNAMI WARNINGS would also be very important to the Leeward & Windward Islands.. (reported through EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados, 189 km S of epicenter) : Nothing fell over in the room but coat hangers rattled in the wardrobe and the whole building swayed for a couple of seconds (reported through EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados, 189 km S of epicenter) : About 5:30 A.M. Tues 18 Feb 2014. Sitting at a computer. I felt a slight sideways motion, saw the curtain next to me swinging slightly (no wind, it stopped moving since)Dogs in the area started barking. Checked other parts of the house and saw 2 weed whackers also swinging slightly. (reported through EMSC)
ST.Martins (Barbados, 187 km S of epicenter) : In addition to the computer chair I was sitting on slighty swaying I heard one noticable cracking sound coming from the closed sliding glass window. When I looked at the time on the computer it was 04:28 am local. No damage found on the window. (reported through EMSC)
Bridgetown (Barbados, 198 km S of epicenter) : Saw pool water slushing around so I knew it must be an earthquake (reported through EMSC)
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