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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago

Earthquake location 11.1111S, -60.7256WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago. Id of earthquake: us10007gih. Event ids that are associated: us10007gih. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -60.7256° West, 11.1111° North. Global time and date of event 06/12/16 / 2016-12-06 23:48:52 / December 6, 2016 @ 11:48 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:48:52 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Scarborough (c. 17 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sangre Grande (c. 16 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Paradise (c. 15 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Arouca (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tunapuna, Paradise, Arouca.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 8 km S of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.7256° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1111° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km S of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-06 23:48:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-07 00:34:27 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 0.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us10007gih Id of event.
Event Code 10007gih An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007gih, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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