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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Sainte-Marie in Martinique

Earthquake location 15.0904S, -60.5043WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique on Friday. The temblor was detected at 15:54:21 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -60.5043° West, 15.0904° North, depth 35.1 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 19:54:21 / February 3, 2017 @ 7:54 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.1 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008hh9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hh9.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominica (c. 73 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colihaut, Saint Joseph, Wesley. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Roseau (c. 16 600 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 62 km ENE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.5043° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0904° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km ENE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-03 19:54:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-03 20:15:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.87 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 491 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 0.476 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008hh9 Id of event.
Event Code 20008hh9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hh9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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