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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1755S, -64.6362WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 84 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 06:10:03 / January 6, 2016 @ 6:10 am. Event id: pr16006015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16006015. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Exact location of event, depth 43 km, -64.6362° West, 19.1755° North. The temblor was picked up at 02:10:03 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6362° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1755° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km 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 2016-01-06 06:10:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-06 10:57:59 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 158 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 0.75458484 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302.4 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 pr16006015 Id of event.
Event Code 16006015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16006015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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