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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba

Earthquake location 17.1812S, -63.5596WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba . Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15248008. Id of event: pr15248008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.5596 West, latitude 17.1812 North, depth = 51 km. Global time and date of event 05/09/15 / 2015-09-05 04:07:25 / September 5, 2015 @ 4:07 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:07:25 / 12:07 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Middle Island, Sandy Point Town, Oranjestad (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Oranjestad (c. 1 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sandy Point Town (c. 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 59 km SSW of The Bottom, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba .

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.5596° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1812° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SSW 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 2015-09-05 04:07:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-05 13:41:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 168 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.5280343 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 320.4 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 pr15248008 Id of event.
Event Code 15248008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15248008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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