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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Monkey Hill in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Earthquake location 17.455S, -62.4019WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Monkey Hill in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Exact location of event, depth 103.91 km, -62.4019° West, 17.455° North. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:02:21 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000cr6u. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18030050, us2000cr6u. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 103.91 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 04:02:21 / January 30, 2018 @ 4:02 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Falmouth, Parham, Brades (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km ENE of Monkey Hill, Saint Kitts and Nevis. 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 -62.4019° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.455° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km ENE of Monkey Hill, Saint Kitts and Nevis Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-30 04:02:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-30 04:16:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 ,pt,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 1.309 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us2000cr6u Id of event.
Event Code 2000cr6u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18030050,us2000cr6u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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