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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba

Earthquake location 17.8776S, -63.9382WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba . All ids that are associated to the event: pt18277050, us1000h6v9. Unique identifier: us1000h6v9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.72 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:57:53 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/10/18 / 2018-10-04 07:57:53 / October 4, 2018 @ 7:57 am. Exact location of event, longitude -63.9382 West, latitude 17.8776 North, depth = 132.72 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marigot, Saint Croix, The Bottom. Nearby country/countries, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.9382° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8776° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.72 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 08:13:35 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 ,pt,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 0.71 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us1000h6v9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000h6v9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18277050,us1000h6v9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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