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



Earthquake location 19.139S, -64.6958WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 80 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (50 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 02:40:47 / October 30, 2015 @ 2:40 am. Id of earthquake: pr15303001. Event ids that are associated: pr15303001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6958 West, latitude 19.139 North, depth = 54 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:40:47 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6958° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.139° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km 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 2015-10-30 02:40:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 04:25:39 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.99623165 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 342 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 pr15303001 Id of event.
Event Code 15303001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15303001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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