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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.301S, -64.6449WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 97 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (60 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16009018. Event ids that are associated: pr16009018. Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 18:32:08 / January 9, 2016 @ 6:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 14:32:08 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6449 West, latitude 19.301 North, depth = 37 km.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 97 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 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6449° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.301° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97km 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 18:32:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-09 19:02:39 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 168 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.87945066 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 291.6 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 pr16009018 Id of event.
Event Code 16009018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16009018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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