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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 62 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.9064S, -64.3161WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.3161° West, latitude 18.9064° North, depth = 30 km. Event id: pr15269007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15269007. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:14:36 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 14:14:36 / September 26, 2015 @ 2:14 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.3161° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9064° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 2015-09-26 14:14:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-26 17:33:01 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 138 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.17696811 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 306 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 pr15269007 Id of event.
Event Code 15269007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15269007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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