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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Nicola Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Earthquake location 17.8389S, -62.4897WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Nicola Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:14:03 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.69 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 04:14:03 / October 9, 2020 @ 4:14 am. Exact location of event, longitude -62.4897 West, latitude 17.8389 North, depth = 13.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000c6ya. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20283001, us6000c6ya.

Nearby country/countries, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Fig Tree, Market Shop (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 58 km NNE of Nicola Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.4897° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8389° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58 km NNE of Nicola Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-09 04:14:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 04:37:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 24 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 335 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 ,pt,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 0.581 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us6000c6ya Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6ya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20283001,us6000c6ya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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