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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Cayon in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Earthquake location 17.3583S, -62.7848WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Cayon in Saint Kitts and Nevis on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 03:33:33 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.7848 West, latitude 17.3583 North, depth = 165.1 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/17 / 2017-12-09 07:33:33 / December 9, 2017 @ 7:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17343000, us2000c2bq. Id of event: us2000c2bq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.1 km (103 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Brades, Marigot, Cul de Sac. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Saint Barthelemy (c. 8 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 5 km W of Cayon, Saint Kitts and Nevis. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.7848° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.3583° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 165.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km W of Cayon, Saint Kitts and Nevis Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-09 07:33:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-09 07:49:08 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 246 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 ,pt,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 0.508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us2000c2bq Id of event.
Event Code 2000c2bq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17343000,us2000c2bq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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