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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Petite Riviere Salee in Martinique



Earthquake location 14.932S, -60.5768WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Petite Riviere Salee in Martinique on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.06 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 07:18:34 / February 2, 2016 @ 7:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:18:34 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004wi2. Unique identifier: us20004wi2. Exact location, longitude -60.5768° West, latitude 14.932° North, depth = 48.06 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Roseau, Pont Cassé, Pointe Michel. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 46 km ENE of Petite Riviere Salee, Martinique.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.5768° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.932° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km ENE 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 2016-02-02 07:18:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-02 07:48:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 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 374 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 0.328 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us20004wi2 Id of event.
Event Code 20004wi2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wi2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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