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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Saint David’s in Grenada



Earthquake location 11.6721S, -61.1431WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Saint David’s in Grenada on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/11/17 / 2017-11-05 15:00:24 / November 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -61.1431 West, latitude 11.6721 North, depth = 48.14 km. The temblor was reported at 11:00:24 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.14 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bivm. Unique identifier: us2000bivm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Scarborough (c. 17 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Saint George’s (c. 7 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Gouyave (c. 3 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Grenville (c. 2 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Victoria (c. 2 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Saint David’s (c. 1 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sauteurs (c. 1 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hillsborough (c. 1 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hillsborough, Victoria, Gouyave (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Grenada (c. 108 000 pop), Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km SE of Saint David’s, Grenada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.1431° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.6721° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km SE of Saint David's, Grenada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-05 15:00:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-05 15:24:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.78 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 471 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 0.677 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us2000bivm Id of event.
Event Code 2000bivm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bivm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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