Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Soufriere in Dominica

Earthquake location 14.989S, -61.502WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Soufriere in Dominica on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 11:10:39 / 11:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 171.48 km, -61.502° West, 14.989° North. Global time and date of event 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 15:10:39 / February 2, 2020 @ 3:10 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007msm. Id of event: us60007msm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 171.48 km (107 miles).

Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Le Marin, Le Vauclin, Rivière-Pilote (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 three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Did you feel anything?

Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 30 km SSW of Soufriere, Dominica.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.502° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.989° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 171.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SSW of Soufriere, Dominica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-02 15:10:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-11 18:02:59 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 246 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 0.358 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us60007msm Id of event.
Event Code 60007msm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007msm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply