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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Gros Islet in Saint Lucia

Earthquake location 14.1257S, -60.8856WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Gros Islet in Saint Lucia. Global time and date of event 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 10:23:03 / March 22, 2019 @ 10:23 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.38 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -60.8856° West, latitude 14.1257° North, depth = 32.38 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:23:03 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000jk7j. Event ids that are associated: us1000jk7j.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Le Morne-Rouge, Sainte-Marie, Petite Rivière Salée. Close country/countries, Saint Lucia (c. 161 000 pop), Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Castries (c. 20 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 9 km NE of Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.8856° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1257° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NE of Gros Islet, Saint Lucia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-22 10:23:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-22 12:05:03 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 121 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 0.32 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 331 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000jk7j Id of event.
Event Code 1000jk7j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jk7j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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