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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 62 km WSW of Dorp Soto, Curaçao



Earthquake location 12.04S, -69.6299WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Dorp Soto in Curaçao. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:59:27 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -69.6299° West, latitude 12.04° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 13:29:27 / March 9, 2017 @ 1:29 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us100087xb. Unique identifier: us100087xb.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arasji, Punta Cardón, Willemstad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Coro (c. 195 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Punto Fijo (c. 131 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Willemstad (c. 125 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cardón (c. 58 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Babijn (c. 40 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Oranjestad (c. 30 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Angochi (c. 29 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Aruba (c. 72 000 pop), Curacao (c. 142 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 WSW of Dorp Soto, Curaçao.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.6299° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.04° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km WSW of Dorp Soto, Curaçao Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-09 13:29:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 13:49:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 356 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 0.593 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us100087xb Id of event.
Event Code 100087xb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087xb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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