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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Stoney Ground in Anguilla

Earthquake location 18.442S, -62.3891WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Stoney Ground in Anguilla. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:30:30 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.34 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000cl8f. Event ids that are associated: us2000cl8f. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/18 / 2018-01-19 16:30:30 / January 19, 2018 @ 4:30 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -62.3891° West, 18.442° North, depth 31.34 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marigot, Cul de Sac, Philipsburg. Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 83 km (52 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).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km ENE of Stoney Ground, Anguilla. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.3891° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.442° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km ENE of Stoney Ground, Anguilla Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-19 16:30:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-19 16:52:11 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 284 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 0.758 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 234 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 us2000cl8f Id of event.
Event Code 2000cl8f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cl8f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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