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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago

Earthquake location 11.005S, -60.8788WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 17:42:20 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007ggp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ggp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/16 / 2016-12-06 21:42:20 / December 6, 2016 @ 9:42 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.81 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.8788 West, latitude 11.005 North, depth = 35.81 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Marabella (c. 26 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siparia, Peñal, San Fernando.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km SW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.8788° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.005° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-06 21:42:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-06 22:01:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 41 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.55 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 543 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 1.353 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us10007ggp Id of event.
Event Code 10007ggp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ggp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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