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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Sainte-Rose in Guadeloupe

Earthquake location 16.4145S, -61.7586WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Sainte-Rose in Guadeloupe. Global time and date of event 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 18:16:25 / February 29, 2020 @ 6:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 103.02 km, -61.7586° West, 16.4145° North. The temblor was reported at 14:16:25 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.02 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60008add. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008add.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint John’s, Piggotts, Parham. Nearby country/countries, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop), Guadeloupe (c. 443 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Les Abymes (c. 63 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Baie-Mahault (c. 30 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Le Gosier (c. 28 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Petit-Bourg (c. 25 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Saint John’s (c. 24 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Sainte-Anne (c. 22 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Le Moule (c. 22 700 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km NW of Sainte-Rose, Guadeloupe.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.7586° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.4145° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NW of Sainte-Rose, Guadeloupe Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-29 18:16:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-21 16:42:40 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 0.125 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us60008add Id of event.
Event Code 60008add An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008add, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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