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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Marigot in Saint Martin

Earthquake location 18.1061S, -63.7181WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Marigot in Saint Martin. Global time and date of event 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 05:28:50 / April 6, 2016 @ 5:28 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.7181 West, latitude 18.1061 North, depth = 23 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:28:50 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16097002. Id of event: pr16097002.

Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was The Bottom, Philipsburg, The Valley (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 67 km W of Marigot, Saint Martin.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.7181° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1061° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km W of Marigot, Saint Martin Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-06 05:28:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-06 07:51:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 148 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.90729844 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 342 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16097002 Id of event.
Event Code 16097002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16097002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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