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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Codrington in Barbuda

Earthquake location 17.5111S, -61.4093WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda. Id of earthquake: us10002n9d. Event ids that are associated: us10002n9d. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.95 km (14 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:58:20 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -61.4093 West, latitude 17.5111 North, depth = 22.95 km. Global time and date of event 19/06/15 / 2015-06-19 15:58:20 / June 19, 2015 @ 3:58 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bolands, Falmouth, Saint John’s (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Piggotts (c. 1 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bolands (c. 1 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Parham (c. 1 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Falmouth (c. 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km ESE of Codrington, Barbuda.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.4093° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5111° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km ESE of Codrington, Barbuda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-06-19 15:58:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-12 17:07:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.391 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 186 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002n9d Id of event.
Event Code 10002n9d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002n9d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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