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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.525S, -64.416WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 124 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (77 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.416° West, 19.525° North, depth 1 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:29:41 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1 km (1 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 19:29:41 / January 15, 2016 @ 7:29 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Road Town in British Virgin Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: at00o10e5h. Event ids that are associated: at00o10e5h.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 124 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.416° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.525° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 124km 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 19:33:27 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 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.27381107 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 230.4 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00o10e5h Id of event.
Event Code 00o10e5h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o10e5h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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