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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag has occurred near Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy

Earthquake location 18.0043S, -62.8632WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gustavia in Saint Barthélemy on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -62.8632 West, latitude 18.0043 North, depth = 31.44 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:45:02 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 04:45:02 / February 28, 2018 @ 4:45 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.44 km (20 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d91d. Unique identifier: us2000d91d.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basseterre, Trinity, Monkey Hill. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Basseterre (c. 12 900 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Gustavia (c. 6 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saint Paul’s (c. 2 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Middle Island (c. 2 300 pop). 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).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 12 km N of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.8632° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0043° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km N 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 2018-02-28 04:45:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-28 05:27:36 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 188 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 0.206 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 211 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 us2000d91d Id of event.
Event Code 2000d91d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d91d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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