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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1683S, -64.6526WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6526 West, latitude 19.1683 North, depth = 17 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007011. Id of event: pr16007011. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 09:00:04 / January 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am. The temblor was detected at 05:00:04 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-four 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: 83 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 -64.6526° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17 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 2016-01-07 09:00:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-07 09:29:35 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.74829663 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 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 pr16007011 Id of event.
Event Code 16007011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16007011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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