Important historic earthquakes in Guadeloupe

Last update: May 13, 2014 at 4:41 pm by By

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Dec 05 23:55 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Nov 26 19:50 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe Nov 06 18:27 4.6 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Nov 06 18:27 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Oct 25 18:45 4.6 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sainte Rose - pas de dégâts
  • USGS Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Oct 25 18:45 4.6 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Oct 14 17:25 4.4 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe Oct 14 17:25 4.4 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Oct 09 23:03 3.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Aug 19 07:21 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe Jun 12 08:56 4.3 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Jun 12 08:56 4.3 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe May 09 13:36 4.9 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. May 09 13:36 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Petit-Bourg - Secousse courte, un craquement léger de charpente entendu.
  • USGS Anse-bertrand, Guadeloupe Feb 18 08:41 4.3 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Feb 18 08:41 4.3 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Capesterre-belle-eau, Guadeloupe Jan 31 16:42 4.8 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Jan 31 16:42 4.9 123 MAP I Felt It
  • Deshaies - Une petite secousse
  • Guadeloupe WI ) Baie Mahault - Pas de dégâts.
  • Lamentin - Choc assez fort type coup de belier dans la maison
  • Lamentin - Choc assez fort type coup de bélier mais court
  • Sainte Anne - assez fort avec un bruit sourd juste avant comme un camion qui passait
  • Abymes - Nous avons ressenti un choc brutal mais sans conséquence matérielle observée.
  • 97139 - Nous avons ressenti une secousse brutale mais sans conséquence matérielle observée.
  • 97139 Abymes - Nous avons ressenti une secousse brutale.
  • USGS Pointe-noire, Guadeloupe Dec 19 19:49 5.6 114 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guadeloupe, Leeward Islands Dec 19 19:49 5.6 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pointe à Pitre - PAS DE DEGAT APPARENTS 15 H 50
  • Saint John's - Felt 2 sharp tremors
  • Bouillante - Pas de dommages
  • Saint-François - Une première secousse bien ressentie qui met en alerte puis une seconde secousse plus forte.
  • Baie Mahault - UN BOUM PUIS UNE SECOUSSE ENVIRONS FORCE 3. DUREE ENVIRONS 40 SECONDES...
  • Morne-à-l'Eau - 1 premiere secousse de 5-10 s. Une deuxieme plus intense de 10s vibrations fortes
  • Baie-Mahault - Petite secousse suivie d'une plus forte avec grondement. Arbres secoués mais pas de dégâts apparents.
  • Sainte Anne - Un grondement prolongé. Les ordinateurs bougeaient bien sur la table. Pas de dégât apparent.
  • Picard - No damage
  • Fort de France - i didnt hear any sound but felt the moving of the earth
  • gosier - supris
  • St. John's - Felt strong shaking didn't last long. No property damage
  • USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe May 17 14:47 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe May 16 16:52 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe May 16 12:34 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe May 16 12:30 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe May 16 11:12 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe May 16 11:01 6.0 37 MAP I Felt It
  • Jolly Harbour - No damage, just reading in bed felt it shaking!!
  • Jolly Harbour - Felt like someone had slipped rum in my morning coffee. No damage.
  • pointe a pitre - Pas de dégâts chez moi. Tout le monde ne l a pas senti dans la maison.
  • Petit Bourg - Secousse qui m'a réveillée. Mais aucun dégât
  • Saint Anne - Geen schade.
  • pointe-àpitre - bien ressenti
  • Ste Anne - Secousse ressentie à 7h05 locale comme si ma chaise bougeait pendant plusieurs secondes. Aucun dégât.
  • USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe May 16 11:01 6.0 24 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Jan 10 03:14 4.5 171 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pointe-noire, Guadeloupe Jan 10 03:14 4.5 167 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Jan 03 03:34 4.3 168 MAP I Felt It
  • 97115 - tres petite secousse
  • USGS Vieux-habitants, Guadeloupe Jan 03 03:34 4.3 167 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Oct 18 04:01 4.4 46 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Grande Anse, Guadeloupe Oct 18 04:01 4.4 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Islands Oct 16 19:03 4.2 174 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Oct 16 19:03 4.2 174 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Islands Apr 24 01:50 4.0 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guadeloupe Region, Leeward Isl. Apr 24 01:50 4.0 35 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Guadeloupe, Dominica Nov 21 08:00 6.3 14 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Guadeloupe, Antigua And Barbuda Mar 16 08:00 6.4 16 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Guadeloupe Jan 30 08:00 6.0 63 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique. Dec 25 08:00 7.2 7 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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