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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Petit Valley in Trinidad and Tobago

Earthquake location 10.7417S, -61.5769WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Petit Valley in Trinidad and Tobago. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000bkq3. Event ids that are associated: us2000bkq3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/17 / 2017-11-09 03:54:42 / November 9, 2017 @ 3:54 am. Exact location, longitude -61.5769° West, latitude 10.7417° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 23:54:42 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Güiria, Siparia, Rio Claro. Epicenter of the event was 13 km (8 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 10 km (7 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NW of Petit Valley, Trinidad and Tobago. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.5769° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.7417° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NW of Petit Valley, Trinidad and Tobago Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-09 03:54:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-09 04:24:22 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 246 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 1.384 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us2000bkq3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bkq3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bkq3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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