At 11:23:41 (UTC) on January 20, 2023, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred about 40 km west of Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe.
Time: January 20, 2023 (11:23:41 UTC)
Latitude: 16.131° | Longitude: -62.1564° | Depth: 166.372km
Long-term GPS station velocities
These vectors (see 30 mm/yr scale at top left) show the long-term average tectonic motion captured by GPS stations in the region.
ShakeMap, developed by the USGS, facilitates communication of earthquake information beyond just magnitude and location. By rapidly mapping out earthquake ground motions, ShakeMap portrays the distribution and severity of shaking.
Finite fault models generated by the USGS generally employ a kinematic finite fault inversion in the wavelet domain.
Did You Feel It
The USGS collects information from people who felt an earthquake and creates maps that show what people experienced and the extent of the damage.
Ground Motion Visualization
Data-generated visualizations show how the ground moves across the U.S. as seismic waves from moderate local or large distant earthquakes move across the surface of the Earth.
Suite of plots that are automatically generated following all earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater that examine different facets of an earthquake.
These data are provided by the GAGE and SAGE Facilities, operated by EarthScope Consortium with support from the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under NSF Cooperative Agreements EAR-1724794 and EAR-1851048. To acknowledge use of these data please follow the acknowledgment guidelines.
The event occurred within the footprint of the Network of the Americas (NOTA), a network of continuous GPS/GNSS stations and borehole instruments operated by EarthScope Consortium that monitors plate motion and transient deformation, in addition to other applications. Stations near the event for which EarthScope delivers data include collaborations with Montserrat Volcano Observatory (RCHY, AIRS, OLVN, TRNT, NWBL) and the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center (BGGY, CN01) . Use of data from all stations should be acknowledged appropriately.