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Light earthquake 4.11 mag, 78 km WNW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba

Earthquake location 17.9815S, -63.9876WA light earthquake magnitude 4.11 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:57:53 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 133 km, -63.9876° West, 17.9815° North. Id of earthquake: pr2018277006. Event ids that are associated: pt18277050, pr2018277006, us1000h6v9. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/10/18 / 2018-10-04 07:57:53 / October 4, 2018 @ 7:57 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Saint Croix, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km WNW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba . This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.11 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.9876° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9815° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km WNW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-04 07:57:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-04 08:30:03 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 260 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,pr,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9155 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2018277006 Id of event.
Event Code 2018277006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18277050,pr2018277006,us1000h6v9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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