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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 142 km ENE of Bathsheba, Barbados

Earthquake location 13.8368S, -58.3578WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 142 km ENE of Bathsheba, Barbados (88 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.17 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:04:55 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -58.3578 West, latitude 13.8368 North, depth = 20.17 km. Global time and date of event 28/10/15 / 2015-10-28 14:04:55 / October 28, 2015 @ 2:04 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000405f. Event ids that are associated: us2000405f.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 142 km ENE of Bathsheba, Barbados.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -58.3578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8368° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 142km ENE of Bathsheba, Barbados Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-28 14:04:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-28 15:50:32 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 385 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 1.356 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us2000405f Id of event.
Event Code 2000405f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000405f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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