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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.1865S, -64.1809WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 01:35:42 / January 15, 2016 @ 1:35 am. Id of earthquake: pr16015002. Event ids that are associated: pr16015002. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.1809° West, 18.1865° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:35:42 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 52 km ESE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.1809° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1865° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km ESE 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 01:35:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 05:55:28 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 121 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.47161552 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 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 pr16015002 Id of event.
Event Code 16015002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16015002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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