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Minor earthquake 3.4 mag, 56 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.8362S, -64.3178WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3178 West, latitude 18.8362 North, depth = 9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16018002. Unique identifier: pr16018002. Global time and date of event 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 14:40:27 / January 18, 2016 @ 2:40 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:40:27 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days five hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 56 km NE 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 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.3178° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8362° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km NE 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 2016-01-18 14:40:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 14:56:33 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 178 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.50305656 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 298.8 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 pr16018002 Id of event.
Event Code 16018002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16018002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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