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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Sainte-Marie in Martinique

Earthquake location 15.033S, -60.5458WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique. Exact location of event, longitude -60.5458 West, latitude 15.033 North, depth = 50.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.9 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 10:16:01 / April 21, 2017 @ 10:16 am. The temblor was detected at 06:16:01 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008jhi. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008jhi.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pointe Michel, Soufrière, Rosalie. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km ENE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.5458° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.033° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km ENE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-21 10:16:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-21 13:48:39 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 284 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 0.409 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us10008jhi Id of event.
Event Code 10008jhi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008jhi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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