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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Codrington in Barbuda



Earthquake location 17.4756S, -61.1385WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008iaa. Unique identifier: us10008iaa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 21.11 km, -61.1385° West, 17.4756° North. The temblor was picked up at 01:23:15 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.11 km (13 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 05:23:15 / April 17, 2017 @ 5:23 am.

Nearby country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bolands, Saint John’s, Falmouth. Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Piggotts (c. 1 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bolands (c. 1 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Parham (c. 1 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Falmouth (c. 600 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km ESE of Codrington, Barbuda.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.1385° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.4756° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km ESE of Codrington, Barbuda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-17 05:23:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-17 05:41:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.72 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 485 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 0.646 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008iaa Id of event.
Event Code 10008iaa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008iaa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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