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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Petite Riviere Salee in Martinique



Earthquake location 15.0367S, -60.5523WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Petite Riviere Salee in Martinique. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.5523 West, latitude 15.0367 North, depth = 64 km. Unique identifier: us10003jk7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jk7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:29:59 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 18:29:59 / October 1, 2015 @ 6:29 pm.

Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Roseau, Pont Cassé, Pointe Michel.

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km NE of Petite Riviere Salee, Martinique. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.5523° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0367° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km NE of Petite Riviere Salee, Martinique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-01 18:29:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-01 18:44:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 314 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 0.406 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us10003jk7 Id of event.
Event Code 10003jk7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jk7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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