ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Les Abymes):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-09-05 03:28
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 10.0 km (Given depths of 10 km are often provided automatically by earthquake surveys if the exact depth was not located yet.)
Maximum intensity: 2.2 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
All Saints AG 2.0 3000 75.1 barely felt
Anse-Bertrand GP 2.0 5000 74.3 barely felt
Parham AG 2.0 1000 73.1 barely felt
Saint John’s AG 1.9 24000 81.1 not felt
Petit-Canal GP 1.9 9000 81.7 not felt
Falmouth AG 1.9 1000 73.6 not felt
Potters Village AG 1.9 1000 78.5 not felt
Saint-François GP 1.8 13000 86.1 not felt
Le Moule GP 1.8 23000 79.9 not felt
Les Abymes GP 1.7 63000 92.8 not felt

Current earthquake activity near Les Abymes:

Due to lack of data no comparison with long-term trends is possible for this region.


Since 1960, 806 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 3.9 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 13.45 earthquakes larger than M3.9 per year around Les Abymes. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 0.9 months (27 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Les Abymes and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
1974-10-8 7.5 47
1969-12-25 7.2 20
1985-3-16 6.5 13
1967-12-24 6.4 15
2004-11-21 6.3 14
1967-12-24 6.2 15
1995-3-8 6.2 8
1969-12-25 6.1 20
1970-1-7 6.0 37
2016-3-19 6.0 26

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks, and glass can harm you. After the shaking stops: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before a professional safety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbors if necessary. If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down, and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on the streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of a high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides, and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care of elderly people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbors, friends, and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.