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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Soufriere in Dominica



Earthquake location 15.0778S, -61.4329WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Soufriere in Dominica. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006prc. Id of event: us10006prc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 173.04 km, -61.4329° West, 15.0778° North. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:51 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 173.04 km (108 miles). Global time and date of event 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 21:39:51 / September 8, 2016 @ 9:39 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Le Marin, Grand-Bourg, Rivière-Pilote.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km SSW of Soufriere, Dominica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.4329° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0778° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 173.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km 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 2016-09-08 21:39:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 23:56:40 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 271 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 0.31 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us10006prc Id of event.
Event Code 10006prc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006prc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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