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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Saint-Pierre in Martinique

Earthquake location 14.868S, -61.5296WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Saint-Pierre in Martinique. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 157.16 km, -61.5296° West, 14.868° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/11/20 / 2020-11-04 18:47:33 / November 4, 2020 @ 6:47 pm. Event id: us7000cael. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cael. The temblor was reported at 18:47:33 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.16 km (98 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Le Marin, Le Vauclin, Wesley (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Martinique (c. 433 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Fort-de-France (c. 90 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Le Lamentin (c. 39 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Le Robert (c. 23 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Sainte-Marie (c. 20 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Le François (c. 19 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ducos (c. 17 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Saint-Joseph (c. 17 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 40 km WNW of Saint-Pierre, Martinique.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.5296° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.868° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40 km WNW of Saint-Pierre, Martinique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-04 18:47:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-04 19:30:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.345 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us7000cael Id of event.
Event Code 7000cael An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cael, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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