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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1352S, -64.5211WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:03:56 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16017009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16017009. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 19:03:56 / January 17, 2016 @ 7:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.5211° West, 19.1352° North, depth 47 km.

Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days six hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5211° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1352° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km 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 2016-01-17 19:03:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-17 23:46:57 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 138 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 0.88034898 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 327.6 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 pr16017009 Id of event.
Event Code 16017009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16017009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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