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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.5971S, -64.4345WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 132 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (82 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o10e5h, us10004ey8. Id of event: us10004ey8. Global time and date of event 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 19:29:41 / January 15, 2016 @ 7:29 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:29:41 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.31 km, -64.4345° West, 19.5971° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.31 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Road Town in British Virgin Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 132 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.4345° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5971° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 132km 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 2016-01-15 19:29:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 19:53:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1 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 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.334 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004ey8 Id of event.
Event Code 10004ey8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o10e5h,us10004ey8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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