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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis



Earthquake location 17.5044S, -62.801WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.801 West, latitude 17.5044 North, depth = 104.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 06:01:17 / March 10, 2017 @ 6:01 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:01:17 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000882u. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000882u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.75 km (65 miles).

Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Valley, Marigot, Cul de Sac (min 5000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km N of Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.801° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5044° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km N of Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-10 06:01:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-10 06:32:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 313 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 0.172 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us1000882u Id of event.
Event Code 1000882u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000882u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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