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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 77 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1165S, -64.566WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 13:35:59 / January 7, 2016 @ 1:35 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:35:59 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -64.566° West, 19.1165° North, depth 42 km. Event id: pr16007061. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007061.

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). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 77 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.566° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1165° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km 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 13:35:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-07 23:34:16 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 129 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 0.69619435 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 pr16007061 Id of event.
Event Code 16007061 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16007061, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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