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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag was detected near The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba

Earthquake location 17.5501S, -63.5215WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15224002. Id of event: pr15224002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/15 / 2015-08-12 17:01:39 / August 12, 2015 @ 5:01 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.5215 West, latitude 17.5501 North, depth = 79 km. The temblor was detected at 13:01:39 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gustavia, Middle Island, Saint Paul’s. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, 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).

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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 30 km WSW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba .

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.5215° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5501° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km WSW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-12 17:01:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-12 17:56:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 188 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.25584477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr15224002 Id of event.
Event Code 15224002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15224002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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