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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag has occurred near Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy

Earthquake location 17.8472S, -62.6907WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d9ea. Unique identifier: us2000d9ea. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:29:24 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.55 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 21:29:24 / February 28, 2018 @ 9:29 pm. Exact location of event, depth 69.55 km, -62.6907° West, 17.8472° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Market Shop, Fig Tree, Charlestown. Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 17 km ESE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.6907° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8472° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ESE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-28 21:29:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-28 22:32:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 202 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 0.417 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us2000d9ea Id of event.
Event Code 2000d9ea An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d9ea, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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