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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Marigot in Saint Martin

Earthquake location 18.0266S, -63.5375WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Marigot in Saint Martin on Friday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:49:43 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008t41. Id of event: us70008t41. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.67 km (80 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -63.5375 West, latitude 18.0266 North, depth = 128.67 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/04/20 / 2020-04-10 08:49:43 / April 10, 2020 @ 8:49 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gustavia, The Valley, The Bottom. Country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 48 km W of Marigot, Saint Martin.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.5375° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0266° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km W of Marigot, Saint Martin Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-10 08:49:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-29 07:35:37 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 0.441 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us70008t41 Id of event.
Event Code 70008t41 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008t41, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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