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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Tunapuna in Trinidad and Tobago

Earthquake location 10.7219S, -61.4227WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tunapuna in Trinidad and Tobago. The temblor was picked up at 20:12:16 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.15 km (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -61.4227° West, latitude 10.7219° North, depth = 57.15 km. Event id: us1000jb23. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jb23. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 00:12:16 / March 6, 2019 @ 12:12 am.

The epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Scarborough, Point Fortin, Siparia (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 10 km NNW of Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.4227° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.7219° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNW of Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-06 00:12:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-06 06:03:39 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 298 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 1.42 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us1000jb23 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jb23 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jb23, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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