Earthquakes in Guadeloupe

In Guadeloupe there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average. 4 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.

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Earthquakes in Guadeloupe since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Guadeloupe happened on 12/25/1969 in the region Grand Bourg with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
02/14/2005Guadeloupe59 km5.80
11/21/2004Basse-Terre, Les Saintes7 km6.31
03/16/1985Guadeloupe 6.30
12/25/1969Grand Bourg27 km7.20

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.