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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba

Earthquake location 17.4871S, -63.5905WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba . The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr17073003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17073003. Global time and date of event 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 06:04:38 / March 14, 2017 @ 6:04 am UTC/GMT. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:04:38 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -63.5905 West, latitude 17.4871 North, depth = 49 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Philipsburg, Dieppe Bay Town, Cul de Sac. Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Oranjestad (c. 1 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sandy Point Town (c. 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km WSW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba . This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.5905° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.4871° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WSW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba 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 06:04:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 08:48:36 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 178 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.55678039 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 342 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 pr17073003 Id of event.
Event Code 17073003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17073003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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