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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near Marigot in Saint Martin



Earthquake location 18.145S, -63.7681WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Marigot in Saint Martin. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:04:10 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 14:04:10 / January 18, 2016 @ 2:04 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -63.7681 West, latitude 18.145 North, depth = 98 km. Id of earthquake: pr16018003. Event ids that are associated: pr16018003.

Nearby country/countries, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Philipsburg, The Valley (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor 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: 72 km W of Marigot, Saint Martin. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.7681° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.145° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km W of Marigot, Saint Martin Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-18 14:04:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 16:14:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 148 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.84890794 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16018003 Id of event.
Event Code 16018003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16018003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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