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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near Buff Bay in Jamaica

Earthquake location 18.2101S, -76.6569WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Buff Bay in Jamaica on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -76.6569 West, latitude 18.2101 North, depth = 20.23 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.23 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbs6. Unique identifier: us2000dbs6. The temblor was detected at 13:53:25 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 18:53:25 / March 3, 2018 @ 6:53 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Porus, Runaway Bay, Lionel Town. Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Kingston (c. 937 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from New Kingston (c. 584 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Spanish Town (c. 145 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Portmore (c. 102 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from May Pen (c. 44 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Old Harbour (c. 26 000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 2 km S of Buff Bay, Jamaica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.6569° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2101° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km S of Buff Bay, Jamaica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-03 18:53:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-03 22:23:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 242 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 1.921 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us2000dbs6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dbs6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dbs6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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