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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 41 km NE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique

Earthquake location 15.0657S, -60.7402WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Sainte-Marie in Martinique on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -60.7402 West, latitude 15.0657 North, depth = 74.35 km. Id of earthquake: us7000cm9u. Event ids that are associated: us7000cm9u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.35 km (46 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:50:01 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 20:50:01 / December 2, 2020 @ 8:50 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Colihaut, Wesley, Saint Joseph. The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop). Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km NE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.7402° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 km NE of Sainte-Marie, Martinique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-02 20:50:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 14:16:01 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 0.317 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us7000cm9u Id of event.
Event Code 7000cm9u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cm9u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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