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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.204S, -64.5585WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (mg/mb) was reported Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 08:01:19 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-31 12:01:19 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Road Town in British Virgin Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -64.5585 West, latitude 19.204 North, depth 25 km.

Close countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5585° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.204° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-31 00:01:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-31 01:09:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1 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 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources atuspr A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.78512756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 288 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr15031000 Id of event.
Event Code 15031000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS at00nj0leausc000tki3pr15031000 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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