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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.2047S, -64.5463WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 00:18:55 / February 6, 2016 @ 12:18 am. Exact location, longitude -64.5463° West, latitude 18.2047° North, depth = 104 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:18:55 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16037000. Event ids that are associated: pr16037000.

The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 24 km SSE 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 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5463° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2047° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SSE 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 2016-02-06 00:18:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-06 03:40:44 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 168 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 0.22098556 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 280.8 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 pr16037000 Id of event.
Event Code 16037000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16037000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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