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



Earthquake location 19.1595S, -64.6632WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 16:20:42 / January 6, 2016 @ 4:20 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16006032. Event ids that are associated: pr16006032. The temblor was picked up at 12:20:42 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.6632° West, latitude 19.1595° North, depth = 39 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 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 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6632° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km 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 16:20:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-06 16:43:54 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 0.74021179 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 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 pr16006032 Id of event.
Event Code 16006032 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16006032, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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