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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1737S, -64.6146WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:17:08 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 10:17:08 / October 30, 2015 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6146 West, latitude 19.1737 North, depth = 28 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15303016. Unique identifier: pr15303016. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6146° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1737° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 10:17:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 12:44:00 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.75278821 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 pr15303016 Id of event.
Event Code 15303016 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15303016, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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