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Minor earthquake: M3.1 quake has struck near The Valley in Anguilla

Earthquake location 18.2479S, -63.6087WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from The Valley in Anguilla on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68 km (42 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:25 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 12:14:25 / January 7, 2017 @ 12:14 pm. Unique identifier: pr17007003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17007003. Exact location, longitude -63.6087° West, latitude 18.2479° North, depth = 68 km.

Nearby country/countries, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was The Bottom, Philipsburg, Cul de Sac.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 58 km W of The Valley, Anguilla.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.6087° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2479° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km W of The Valley, Anguilla Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-07 12:14:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-07 15:42:08 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 148 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.20643743 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331.2 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr17007003 Id of event.
Event Code 17007003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17007003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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