***UPDATE***: M3.8 – 19km ENE of Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

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***LAST UPDATE (9:00pm)

EQ ENE of Philipsburg July 30 2015PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – An earthquake rattled the nerves of many residents on St. Maarten Thursday afternoon.

The earthquake was felt at approximately 6:30 Thursday afternoon, shaking structures after a distant rumble was heard.

Many residents referred to Thursday afternoon’s earthquake as a “strong jolt”.

Initial information received by this website from the USGS gives the following information.

The Earthquake was registered at a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale and was located 19km ENE of Philipsburg, Sint Maarten and took place at the recorded time of 2015-07-30 22:28:57 (UTC).

It was located at 18.095°N and 62.881°W at a depth of 34.6 km (21.5 mi)

According to the Department of Communications, the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS) confirmed that there was a 3.8 magnitude earthquake 19 kilometers/12 miles East north east of the country St. Maarten.

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M3.8 – 19km ENE of Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Time

  1. 2015-07-30 22:28:57 (UTC)
  2. 2015-07-30 19:28:57 (UTC-03:00) in your timezone
  3. Times in other timezones

Nearby Cities

  1. 19km (12mi) ENE of Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  2. 90km (56mi) N of Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  3. 153km (95mi) NW of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
  4. 218km (135mi) E of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
  5. 232km (144mi) NNW of Sainte-Rose, Guadeloupe

SOURCE USGS

EQ ENE of Philipsburg July 30 2015

*** Early Post !!! ***

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – An earthquake rattled the nerves of many residents on Thursday afternoon.

The earthquake was felt at approximately 6:30 Thursday afternoon, shaking structures after a distant rumble was heard.

Many residents referred to Thursday afternoon’s earthquake as a “strong jolt”.

Initial information received by this website from the USGS gives the following information.

The Earthquake was registered a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale and was located 170km NNW of The Valley, Anguilla and took place at the recorded time of 2015-07-30 03:28:56 UTC. It was located at 19.715°N and 63.442°W at a depth of 129.0 km.

Source sxmislandtime.com

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10002wht#general_summary