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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Barbados region, Windward Islands

Earthquake location 13.9047S, -58.4081WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Barbados region, Windward Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.6 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000akwm. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000akwm. Exact location of event, depth 20.6 km, -58.4081° West, 13.9047° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 16:38:30 / September 12, 2017 @ 4:38 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:38:30 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: Barbados region, Windward Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -58.4081° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9047° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Barbados region, Windward Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-12 16:38:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 18:30:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 1.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us2000akwm Id of event.
Event Code 2000akwm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000akwm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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