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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.8722S, -64.6201WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 22:05:52 / January 9, 2016 @ 10:05 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16009022. Unique identifier: pr16009022. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6201 West, latitude 18.8722 North, depth = 78 km. The temblor was reported at 18:05:52 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6201° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8722° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km 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 22:05:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-09 23:52:45 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 188 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4527509 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 288 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 pr16009022 Id of event.
Event Code 16009022 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16009022, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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