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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy



Earthquake location 18.2217S, -62.6147WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.1 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:15:53 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100096bp. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17184050, us100096bp. Exact location, longitude -62.6147° West, latitude 18.2217° North, depth = 48.1 km. Global time and date of event 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 05:15:53 / July 3, 2017 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marigot, Cul de Sac, Philipsburg.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 43 km NE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.6147° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2217° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 05:15:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-03 05:47:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 223 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 ,pt,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 0.469 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us100096bp Id of event.
Event Code 100096bp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17184050,us100096bp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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