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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.3565S, -64.6723WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 104 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (65 miles) on Tuesday. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:19:31 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15300002. Event ids that are associated: pr15300002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 07:19:31 / October 27, 2015 @ 7:19 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6723 West, latitude 19.3565 North, depth = 17 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 104 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6723° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3565° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104km N 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 2015-10-27 07:19:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 12:39:07 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 168 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.03306258 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 338.4 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 pr15300002 Id of event.
Event Code 15300002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15300002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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