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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Berekua in Dominica

Earthquake location 15.0866S, -61.2185WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Berekua in Dominica. Unique identifier: us70006zyx. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006zyx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 00:17:06 / January 15, 2020 @ 12:17 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140.09 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -61.2185° West, 15.0866° North, depth 140.09 km. The temblor was reported at 20:17:06 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Grand-Bourg, Le Marin, Rivière-Pilote (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSE of Berekua, Dominica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.2185° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0866° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSE of Berekua, Dominica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-15 00:17:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-15 00:36:41 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 0.249 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us70006zyx Id of event.
Event Code 70006zyx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006zyx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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