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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Sainte-Marie in Martinique

Earthquake location 15.0849S, -60.4467WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique on Friday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:32:44 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.7 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000h3s0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h3s0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.4467 West, latitude 15.0849 North, depth = 37.7 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 12:32:44 / September 28, 2018 @ 12:32 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wesley, Roseau, Pont Cassé (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km ENE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.4467° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0849° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km ENE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-28 12:32:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-28 12:48:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 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 451 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 0.516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us1000h3s0 Id of event.
Event Code 1000h3s0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h3s0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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