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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Rio Claro in Trinidad and Tobago

Earthquake location 10.1513S, -60.9651WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Rio Claro in Trinidad and Tobago. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009emb. Unique identifier: us70009emb. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:36:51 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 22:36:51 / May 4, 2020 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 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 event, depth 35 km, -60.9651° West, 10.1513° North.

Close country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Petit Valley, Port-of-Spain, Laventille (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km SE of Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.9651° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.1513° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SE of Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-04 22:36:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-13 05:00:11 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 298 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 2.081 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 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 us70009emb Id of event.
Event Code 70009emb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009emb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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