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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Basse-Pointe in Martinique



Earthquake location 14.9436S, -61.2037WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Basse-Pointe in Martinique on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 09:53:58 / November 17, 2016 @ 9:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100079c0. Id of event: us100079c0. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 161.87 km (101 miles). Exact location, longitude -61.2037° West, latitude 14.9436° North, depth = 161.87 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:53:58 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Portsmouth, Wesley, Colihaut (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop).

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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 12 km NW of Basse-Pointe, Martinique.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.2037° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.9436° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 161.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW of Basse-Pointe, Martinique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-17 09:53:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-17 10:48:06 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 312 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 0.107 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us100079c0 Id of event.
Event Code 100079c0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100079c0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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