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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Nicola Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Earthquake location 17.874S, -62.475WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Nicola Town in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Id of earthquake: pt20283001. Event ids that are associated: pt20283001. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 04:14:02 / October 9, 2020 @ 4:14 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:14:02 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.475 West, latitude 17.874 North, depth = 8.8 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint John’s, The Bottom, Fig Tree. The epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Close country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), 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).

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 62 km NNE of Nicola Town, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.475° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.874° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62 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 04:14:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 04:23:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 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 435 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 33 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20283001 Id of event.
Event Code 20283001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20283001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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