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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 30 km ESE of La Plaine, Dominica

Earthquake location 15.1822S, -61.0027WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from La Plaine in Dominica on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 153.21 km (95 miles). Global time and date of event 25/06/20 / 2020-06-25 14:50:54 / June 25, 2020 @ 2:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000ab6k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ab6k. Exact location of event, longitude -61.0027 West, latitude 15.1822 North, depth = 153.21 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:50:54 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Grand-Bourg, Le Marin, Sainte-Luce (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop).

Each 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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 ESE of La Plaine, Dominica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.0027° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.1822° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 153.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30 km ESE of La Plaine, Dominica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-25 14:50:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-20 13:49:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 0.373 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 180 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 us7000ab6k Id of event.
Event Code 7000ab6k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ab6k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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