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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 28 km NW of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda

Earthquake location 17.262S, -62.073WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Saint John’s in Antigua and Barbuda. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17364001. Id of event: pt17364001. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.1 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/12/17 / 2017-12-30 03:14:19 / December 30, 2017 @ 3:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -62.073° West, latitude 17.262° North, depth = 95.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:14:19 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Saint Kitts and Nevis (c. 51 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fig Tree (c. 2 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Market Shop (c. 2 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nicola Town (c. 2 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sandy Point Town, Dieppe Bay Town, Saint Paul’s (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km NW of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.073° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.262° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NW of Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-30 03:14:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-30 03:22:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172.799986176 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt17364001 Id of event.
Event Code 17364001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17364001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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