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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Grande Anse in Guadeloupe



Earthquake location 17.1306S, -60.3742WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 118 km NE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe (73 miles) on Friday. Unique identifier: us20005br2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005br2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 33.75 km, -60.3742° West, 17.1306° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.75 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:42:17 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/16 / 2016-03-18 13:42:17 / March 18, 2016 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT.

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 118 km NE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.3742° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1306° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 118km NE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-18 13:42:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 09:30:53 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 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 1.049 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us20005br2 Id of event.
Event Code 20005br2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005br2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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