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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy



Earthquake location 18.153S, -62.617WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy. Event id: pt17184050. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17184050. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:15:55 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 05:15:55 / July 3, 2017 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.5 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -62.617 West, latitude 18.153 North, depth = 46.5 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), 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). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nicola Town (c. 2 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sandy Point Town, Cayon, The Bottom (min 5000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 37 km NE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.617° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.153° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-03 05:15:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-03 05:21:05 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 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt17184050 Id of event.
Event Code 17184050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17184050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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