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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy

Earthquake location 18.0967S, -62.7968WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -62.7968° West, 18.0967° North, depth 74.55 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.55 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17358000, us1000bvnl. Unique identifier: us1000bvnl. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/17 / 2017-12-24 15:12:52 / December 24, 2017 @ 3:12 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 11:12:52 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Nicola Town (c. 2 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cotton Ground, Newcastle, Basseterre (min 5000 pop). 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).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NNE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.7968° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0967° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNE of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-24 15:12:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-24 15:29:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 35 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 430 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 0.268 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us1000bvnl Id of event.
Event Code 1000bvnl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17358000,us1000bvnl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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