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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.5125S, -64.039WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.039 West, latitude 18.5125 North, depth = 56 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56 km (35 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:16:19 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16032007. Event ids that are associated: pr16032007. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 17:16:19 / February 1, 2016 @ 5:16 pm.

The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km E of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.039° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5125° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km E 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 2016-02-01 17:16:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-01 17:40:29 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.55605716 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 349.2 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 pr16032007 Id of event.
Event Code 16032007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16032007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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