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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Grande Anse in Guadeloupe

Earthquake location 16.8131S, -60.8763WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Grande Anse in Guadeloupe on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/16 / 2016-11-06 18:27:14 / November 6, 2016 @ 6:27 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.8763 West, latitude 16.8131 North, depth = 33.58 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100075vn. Id of event: us100075vn. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:27:14 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.58 km (21 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baie-Mahault, Pointe-à-Pitre, Le Gosier. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Pointe-à-Pitre (c. 18 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Saint-François (c. 12 700 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 60 km NNE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.8763° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.8131° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km NNE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-06 18:27:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-06 18:51:42 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 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 0.529 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 134 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 us100075vn Id of event.
Event Code 100075vn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100075vn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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