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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.9675S, -64.4913WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr16007069. Event ids that are associated: pr16007069. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4913 West, latitude 18.9675 North, depth = 85 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:50:36 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 17:50:36 / January 7, 2016 @ 5:50 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NNE 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 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.4913° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km NNE 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 17:50:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-08 00:45:44 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.75278821 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 345.6 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 pr16007069 Id of event.
Event Code 16007069 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16007069, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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