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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 68 km ENE of Stoney Ground, Anguilla

Earthquake location 18.3953S, -62.4159WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Stoney Ground in Anguilla on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/12/18 / 2018-12-11 21:46:14 / December 11, 2018 @ 9:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.4159 West, latitude 18.3953 North, depth = 35.12 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:46:14 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18345001, us2000isl2. Unique identifier: us2000isl2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.12 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marigot, Cul de Sac, Philipsburg (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km ENE of Stoney Ground, Anguilla.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.4159° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3953° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km ENE of Stoney Ground, Anguilla Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-11 21:46:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-11 23:23:21 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 0.713 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 146 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000isl2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000isl2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18345001,us2000isl2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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