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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.6793S, -64.196WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (mg/mb) has struck on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 03:08:45 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 47 km (29 miles). Global time of event 23/05/15 / 2015-05-23 07:08:45 / May 23, 2015 @ 7:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -64.196 West, latitude 18.6793 North, depth 47 km, unique identifier, pr15143005. Ids that are associated to the event, ,pr15143005,.

Close countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.196° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6793° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km ENE 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 2015-05-23 07:08:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-23 12:12:20 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 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 129 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 ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.13744224 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 277.2 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 pr15143005 Id of event.
Event Code 15143005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15143005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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