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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near The Valley in Anguilla

Earthquake location 18.4923S, -63.5278WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from The Valley in Anguilla. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.5278 West, latitude 18.4923 North, depth = 86 km. Global time and date of event 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 20:45:24 / December 25, 2015 @ 8:45 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:45:24 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 86 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr15359009. Event ids that are associated: pr15359009.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Philipsburg, Cul de Sac, Marigot (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-nine 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.

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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. 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: 58 km WNW of The Valley, Anguilla.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.5278° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km WNW of The Valley, Anguilla Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-25 20:45:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-25 21:33:26 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 138 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 1.03575752 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331.2 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 pr15359009 Id of event.
Event Code 15359009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15359009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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