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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Basse-Pointe in Martinique

Earthquake location 14.9234S, -61.1729WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Basse-Pointe in Martinique. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081np. Id of event: us200081np. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.1729 West, latitude 14.9234 North, depth = 166.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:51:56 / 3:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 166.5 km (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/16 / 2016-12-16 19:51:56 / December 16, 2016 @ 7:51 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Portsmouth, Wesley, Colihaut (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 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 NW of Basse-Pointe, Martinique.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.1729° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.9234° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 166.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km 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 2016-12-16 19:51:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-16 22:48:33 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 284 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 0.081 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us200081np Id of event.
Event Code 200081np An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200081np, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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