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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Soufriere in Dominica

Earthquake location 14.9319S, -61.4814WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Soufriere in Dominica on Monday. Event id: us10006qua. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qua. The epicenter was at a depth of 174.57 km (108 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.4814 West, latitude 14.9319 North, depth = 174.57 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:33:30 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/09/16 / 2016-09-19 14:33:30 / September 19, 2016 @ 2:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Le Marin, Le Vauclin, Rivière-Pilote (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km SSW of Soufriere, Dominica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.4814° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.9319° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 174.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SSW of Soufriere, Dominica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-19 14:33:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-19 15:21:08 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 312 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 0.316 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us10006qua Id of event.
Event Code 10006qua An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qua, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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