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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Port Elizabeth in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Earthquake location 12.7861S, -60.6635WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Port Elizabeth in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jpe2. Id of event: us2000jpe2. Exact location of event, depth 65.56 km, -60.6635° West, 12.7861° North. The temblor was detected at 01:13:14 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/19 / 2019-02-27 05:13:14 / February 27, 2019 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.56 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Grenada (c. 108 000 pop), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (c. 104 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Kingstown (c. 24 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kingstown Park (c. 18 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Georgetown (c. 1 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hillsborough (c. 1 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Barrouallie (c. 1 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Port Elizabeth (c. 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chateaubelair (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hillsborough, Chateaubelair, Barrouallie (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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: 66 km ESE of Port Elizabeth, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.6635° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7861° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km ESE of Port Elizabeth, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-27 05:13:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-27 05:34:06 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 312 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 1.133 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us2000jpe2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jpe2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jpe2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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