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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Sandy Point Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis



Earthquake location 17.3761S, -62.9428WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Sandy Point Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.05 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.9428 West, latitude 17.3761 North, depth = 129.05 km. The temblor was detected at 08:59:34 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004zq2. Event ids that are associated: us20004zq2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 12:59:34 / February 12, 2016 @ 12:59 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marigot, Cul de Sac, Philipsburg (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km WNW of Sandy Point Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.9428° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.3761° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW of Sandy Point Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-12 12:59:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-12 13:15:14 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 284 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 0.121 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us20004zq2 Id of event.
Event Code 20004zq2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zq2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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