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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago

Earthquake location 11.1211S, -60.8414WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007gjg. Event ids that are associated: us10007gjg. Global time and date of event 07/12/16 / 2016-12-07 04:24:58 / December 7, 2016 @ 4:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.8414 West, latitude 11.1211 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 00:24:58 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Scarborough (c. 17 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sangre Grande (c. 16 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chaguanas, Port-of-Spain, Laventille (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 13 km WSW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.8414° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1211° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WSW 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 2016-12-07 04:24:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-07 04:45:31 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 3.4 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 327 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 0.348 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us10007gjg Id of event.
Event Code 10007gjg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007gjg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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