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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 11 km N of Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis



Earthquake location 17.5198S, -62.798WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Dieppe Bay Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:18:35 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 00:18:35 / March 14, 2017 @ 12:18 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107.11 km (67 miles). Exact location of event, depth 107.11 km, -62.798° West, 17.5198° North. Id of earthquake: us100088s5. Event ids that are associated: us100088s5.

The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, 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) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Valley, Marigot, Cul de Sac (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km N of Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.798° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5198° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km 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 2017-03-14 00:18:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 00:42:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3 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 287 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 0.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us100088s5 Id of event.
Event Code 100088s5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088s5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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