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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.1436S, -64.4486WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 01:19:15 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr15239003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15239003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.4486° West, latitude 19.1436° North, depth = 30 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/15 / 2015-08-27 05:19:15 / August 27, 2015 @ 5:19 am.

The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.4486° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1436° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km NNE 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 2015-08-27 05:19:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-27 08:21:53 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 158 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.65127858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 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 pr15239003 Id of event.
Event Code 15239003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15239003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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