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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago

Earthquake location 11.1625S, -60.7793WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -60.7793 West, latitude 11.1625 North, depth = 43.31 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:01:48 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 19:01:48 / March 20, 2017 @ 7:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008tct. Event ids that are associated: us20008tct. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.31 km (27 miles).

Close country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-of-Spain, Laventille, Petit Valley. Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Scarborough (c. 17 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sangre Grande (c. 16 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Paradise (c. 15 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WSW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.7793° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1625° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WSW 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 2017-03-20 19:01:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 22:54:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 340 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 0.274 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us20008tct Id of event.
Event Code 20008tct An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008tct, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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