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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near La Plaine in Dominica

Earthquake location 15.3264S, -61.1398WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from La Plaine in Dominica. The epicenter was at a depth of 125.59 km (78 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:54:23 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000602w. Event ids that are associated: us1000602w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.1398 West, latitude 15.3264 North, depth = 125.59 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/06/16 / 2016-06-29 15:54:23 / June 29, 2016 @ 3:54 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Le Vauclin, Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Trois-Rivières (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Capesterre-Belle-Eau (c. 19 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 11 km E of La Plaine, Dominica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.1398° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3264° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km E of La Plaine, Dominica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-29 15:54:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-15 02:07:36 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 0.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us1000602w Id of event.
Event Code 1000602w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000602w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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