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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Pointe Michel in Dominica

Earthquake location 15.2164S, -61.5476WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Pointe Michel in Dominica on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 147.76 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 22:08:14 / October 18, 2016 @ 10:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.5476 West, latitude 15.2164 North, depth = 147.76 km. The temblor was reported at 18:08:14 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007f6l. Id of event: us20007f6l.

Country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint-François, Lamentin, Les Abymes. Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km WSW of Pointe Michel, Dominica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.5476° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2164° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km WSW of Pointe Michel, Dominica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-18 22:08:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-18 22:32:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.82 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 520 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 0.312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 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 us20007f6l Id of event.
Event Code 20007f6l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007f6l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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