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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near The Valley in Anguilla

Earthquake location 18.2821S, -63.5923WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from The Valley in Anguilla. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 03:11:05 / March 16, 2016 @ 3:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -63.5923° West, latitude 18.2821° North, depth = 29 km. Event id: pr16076001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16076001. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:11:05 / 11:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Philipsburg, Cul de Sac, Marigot (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Anguilla (c. 13 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from The Valley (c. 2 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Philipsburg (c. 1 400 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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: 56 km W of The Valley, Anguilla.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.5923° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2821° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km W 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 2016-03-16 03:11:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-16 07:49:03 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 121 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.98185861 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 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 pr16076001 Id of event.
Event Code 16076001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16076001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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