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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Santo Antonio in Sao Tome and Principe


Earthquake location 1.7649S, 8.2213WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Santo Antonio in Sao Tome and Principe. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 15:25:59 / December 19, 2019 @ 3:25 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:25:59 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 8.2213° East, 1.7649° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006nih. Id of event: us70006nih.

Nearby country/countries, Sao Tome and Principe (c. 176 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Santo António (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo António (min 5000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 90 km E of Santo Antonio, Sao Tome and Principe.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 8.2213° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.7649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km E of Santo Antonio, Sao Tome and Principe Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-19 15:25:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 15:46:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 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 3.773 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 465 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 2.779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006nih Id of event.
Event Code 70006nih An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nih, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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