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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Marigot in Saint Martin

Earthquake location 18.1287S, -63.6948WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Marigot in Saint Martin. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Global time and date of event 05/05/16 / 2016-05-05 06:21:32 / May 5, 2016 @ 6:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:21:32 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16126007. Id of event: pr16126007. Exact location of event, depth 74 km, -63.6948° West, 18.1287° North.

Close country/countries, 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) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Philipsburg, The Valley.

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 65 km W of Marigot, Saint Martin.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.6948° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1287° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2016-05-05 06:21:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-05 08:26:49 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 121 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.04204573 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 327.6 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 pr16126007 Id of event.
Event Code 16126007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16126007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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