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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Parham in Antigua and Barbuda

Earthquake location 17.3168S, -61.5923WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Parham in Antigua and Barbuda. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:09:35 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.38 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005bq0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005bq0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 14:09:35 / March 22, 2016 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -61.5923° West, 17.3168° North, depth 43.38 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anse-Bertrand, Brades, Codrington. Nearby country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop), Montserrat (c. 9 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Anse-Bertrand (c. 5 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Piggotts (c. 1 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Bolands (c. 1 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Brades (c. 1 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Parham (c. 1 000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 30 km NE of Parham, Antigua and Barbuda.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.5923° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.3168° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NE of Parham, Antigua and Barbuda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-22 14:09:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-22 14:54:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 326 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 0.395 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us20005bq0 Id of event.
Event Code 20005bq0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bq0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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