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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.1555S, -64.682WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.682 West, latitude 19.1555 North, depth = 26 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16009005. Id of event: pr16009005. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:33:50 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 06:33:50 / January 9, 2016 @ 6:33 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake 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).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-three 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.682° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1555° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 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 2016-01-09 06:33:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-09 09:21:47 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 148 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 0.73661853 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313.2 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 pr16009005 Id of event.
Event Code 16009005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16009005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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