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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago

Earthquake location 11.1189S, -60.8244WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago. Id of earthquake: us20008ulj. Event ids that are associated: us20008ulj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 14:46:30 / March 25, 2017 @ 2:46 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.23 km (32 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -60.8244° West, 11.1189° North, depth 52.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:46:30 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Scarborough (c. 17 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaguanas, Port-of-Spain, Petit Valley (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km SW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.8244° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1189° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 2017-03-25 14:46:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-25 16:21:38 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 298 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 0.335 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us20008ulj Id of event.
Event Code 20008ulj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ulj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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