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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Dennery in Saint Lucia

Earthquake location 13.9252S, -60.3909WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Dennery in Saint Lucia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.61 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.3909 West, latitude 13.9252 North, depth = 27.61 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/17 / 2017-01-08 04:43:22 / January 8, 2017 @ 4:43 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:43:22 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007vcf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vcf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Le François, Saint-Esprit, Le Vauclin (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Saint Lucia (c. 161 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Castries (c. 20 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Rivière-Pilote (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bisée (c. 13 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sainte-Luce (c. 9 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Saint-Esprit (c. 8 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km E of Dennery, Saint Lucia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.3909° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9252° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km E of Dennery, Saint Lucia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-08 04:43:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-01 02:45:53 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 298 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 0.256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us10007vcf Id of event.
Event Code 10007vcf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vcf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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