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Minor earthquake 3.4 mag, 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1875S, -64.6345WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 10:14:20 / October 30, 2015 @ 10:14 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:14:20 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6345 West, latitude 19.1875 North, depth = 25 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15303015. Unique identifier: pr15303015.

Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 85 km N 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 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6345° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1875° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km 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 10:14:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 11:45:03 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 178 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 0.76626294 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 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 pr15303015 Id of event.
Event Code 15303015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15303015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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