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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near The Valley in Anguilla



Earthquake location 18.7376S, -63.5849WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from The Valley in Anguilla. The temblor was picked up at 02:45:29 / 2:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -63.5849° West, 18.7376° North, depth 126 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17068002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17068002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 06:45:29 / March 9, 2017 @ 6:45 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was The Valley. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 80 km NW of The Valley, Anguilla. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.5849° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7376° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km NW 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 2017-03-09 06:45:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 08:12:46 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 234 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.35286282 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 345.6 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 pr17068002 Id of event.
Event Code 17068002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17068002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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