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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 78 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.1215S, -64.7045WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr16007031. Event ids that are associated: pr16007031. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 09:58:37 / January 7, 2016 @ 9:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7045 West, latitude 19.1215 North, depth = 36 km. The temblor was detected at 05:58:37 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 36 km (22 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 78 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7045° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1215° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 09:58:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-07 14:35:35 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 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7051775 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 298.8 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 pr16007031 Id of event.
Event Code 16007031 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16007031, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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