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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1592S, -64.8273WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 85 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16054007. Id of event: pr16054007. The epicenter was at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 15:31:12 / February 23, 2016 @ 3:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8273° West, 19.1592° North, depth 45 km. The temblor was detected at 11:31:12 / 11:31 am (local time epicenter).

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

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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. 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: 85 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8273° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km NNW 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 2016-02-23 15:31:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-23 20:32:16 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 158 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.76356799 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 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 pr16054007 Id of event.
Event Code 16054007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16054007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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