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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Le Gosier in Guadeloupe

Earthquake location 16.1949S, -61.5038WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Le Gosier in Guadeloupe. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:45:34 / 2:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/10/16 / 2016-10-25 18:45:34 / October 25, 2016 @ 6:45 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 90.09 km (56 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20007gpu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007gpu. Exact location of earthquake, -61.5038° West, 16.1949° North, depth 90.09 km.

Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Sainte-Rose (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Falmouth, Rosalie, Pont Cassé.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 1 km SW of Le Gosier, Guadeloupe.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.5038° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.1949° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SW of Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-25 18:45:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-25 21:08:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 326 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 0.162 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us20007gpu Id of event.
Event Code 20007gpu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007gpu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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