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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Charlestown in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Earthquake location 16.9079S, -62.8881WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlestown in Saint Kitts and Nevis on Saturday. Event id: us1000dspr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dspr. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/04/18 / 2018-04-22 02:34:05 / April 22, 2018 @ 2:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 167.11 km (104 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -62.8881° West, 16.9079° North, depth 167.11 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:34:05 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nicola Town (c. 2 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Brades, Oranjestad (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 38 km SW of Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.8881° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9079° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 167.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SW of Charlestown, 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 2018-04-22 02:34:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-30 03:38:54 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 271 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 0.588 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us1000dspr Id of event.
Event Code 1000dspr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dspr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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