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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 54 km N of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe

Earthquake location 16.7917S, -61.0227WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Grande Anse in Guadeloupe on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/19 / 2019-12-27 01:37:46 / December 27, 2019 @ 1:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.02 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -61.0227° West, 16.7917° North, depth 35.02 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:37:46 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70006re9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006re9.

The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bolands, Saint John’s, Petit-Bourg (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km N of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.0227° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7917° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km N of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-27 01:37:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-27 01:55:32 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 354 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 0.478 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us70006re9 Id of event.
Event Code 70006re9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006re9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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