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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 21 km NNW of Basse-Pointe, Martinique

Earthquake location 15.0367S, -61.2133WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Basse-Pointe in Martinique. Id of earthquake: us6000dguu. Event ids that are associated: us6000dguu. The temblor was picked up at 01:01:29 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -61.2133° West, 15.0367° North, depth 143.66 km. Global time and date of event 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 01:01:29 / February 12, 2021 @ 1:01 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 143.66 km (89 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Grand-Bourg, Le Marin, Rivière-Pilote. Close country/countries that might be effected, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 21 km NNW of Basse-Pointe, Martinique.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.2133° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0367° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 143.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21 km NNW of Basse-Pointe, Martinique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-12 01:01:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-12 01:28:49 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 298 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 0.2 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us6000dguu Id of event.
Event Code 6000dguu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dguu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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