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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Alexandria in Jamaica

Earthquake location 18.2568S, -77.338WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Alexandria in Jamaica. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.338 West, latitude 18.2568 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:28:09 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 12:28:09 / August 26, 2020 @ 12:28 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bd5r. Unique identifier: us7000bd5r. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port Antonio, Yallahs, Lucea (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Kingston (c. 937 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from New Kingston (c. 584 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Spanish Town (c. 145 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Portmore (c. 102 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Montego Bay (c. 82 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mandeville (c. 47 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from May Pen (c. 44 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSE of Alexandria, Jamaica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.338° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2568° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km SSE of Alexandria, Jamaica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-26 12:28:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-26 12:45:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 315 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 1.92 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us7000bd5r Id of event.
Event Code 7000bd5r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bd5r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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