Just 14 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Basseterre, Saint George Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis. The tremor was recorded around noon on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 1:16 pm local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 167 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Newcastle (pop. 490) located 16 km from the epicenter, Monkey Hill (pop. 590) 17 km away, Basseterre (pop. 12,900) 17 km away, Cayon (pop. 790) 17 km away, Cotton Ground (pop. 380) 20 km away, Nicola Town (pop. 2,100) 20 km away, Trinity (pop. 1,700) 22 km away, Market Shop (pop. 2,600) 23 km away, Charlestown (pop. 1,500) 24 km away, Fig Tree (pop. 2,900) 24 km away, Middle Island (pop. 2,300) 26 km away, Dieppe Bay Town (pop. 590) 27 km away, Saint Paul's (pop. 2,500) 29 km away, Sandy Point Town (pop. 780) 30 km away, Gustavia (pop. 6,000) 69 km away, Saint John (pop. 24,200) 81 km away, Philipsburg (pop. 1,400) 91 km away, and Marigot (pop. 5,700) 98 km away. In El Valle (pop. 2,000, 110 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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