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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 96 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.2525S, -64.3505WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 96 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (60 miles). Global time and date of event 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 19:52:38 / October 29, 2015 @ 7:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 15:52:38 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3505 West, latitude 19.2525 North, depth = 33 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15302013. Id of event: pr15302013.

In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 96 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.3505° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2525° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km 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 2015-10-29 19:52:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 17:42:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 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 1.06270698 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 345.6 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 pr15302013 Id of event.
Event Code 15302013 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15302013, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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