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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis



Earthquake location 17.547S, -62.65WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. A tsunami warning has been issued near Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 01:48:35 / September 23, 2016 @ 1:48 am. Id of earthquake: at00odxp0z. Event ids that are associated: at00odxp0z. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.65 West, latitude 17.547 North, depth = 1 km. The temblor was detected at 21:48:35 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Parham, Piggotts, Bolands (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 22 km NE of Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.65° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.547° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NE of Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-23 01:48:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 01:57:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 1 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 401 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6431937 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118.799990496 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00odxp0z Id of event.
Event Code 00odxp0z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00odxp0z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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