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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Capesterre-Belle-Eau in Guadeloupe

Earthquake location 16.0122S, -61.5964WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Capesterre-Belle-Eau in Guadeloupe on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 119.75 km (74 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -61.5964 West, latitude 16.0122 North, depth = 119.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 16:42:06 / January 31, 2016 @ 4:42 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w63. Id of event: us20004w63. The temblor was detected at 12:42:06 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sainte-Rose (c. 20 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berekua, Soufrière, Pointe Michel (min 5000 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 4 km SW of Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Guadeloupe.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.5964° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.0122° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SW of Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Guadeloupe Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-31 16:42:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 17:10:50 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 4.1 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 372 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 0.755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us20004w63 Id of event.
Event Code 20004w63 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w63, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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