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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Capesterre-Belle-Eau in Guadeloupe

Earthquake location 15.9677S, -61.4562WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Capesterre-Belle-Eau in Guadeloupe. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cn7k. Unique identifier: us2000cn7k. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/18 / 2018-01-09 21:50:06 / January 9, 2018 @ 9:50 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:50:06 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 123.74 km (77 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -61.4562 West, latitude 15.9677 North, depth = 123.74 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berekua, Soufrière, Pointe Michel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km SE of Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Guadeloupe.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.4562° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SE of Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Guadeloupe Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-09 21:50:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-25 23:05:45 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 259 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 0.168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us2000cn7k Id of event.
Event Code 2000cn7k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cn7k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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