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

Earthquake location 19.0505S, -64.7322WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -64.7322° West, latitude 19.0505° North, depth = 56 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 14:35:15 / February 25, 2016 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:35:15 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16056007. Id of event: pr16056007. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56 km (35 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7322° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0505° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km 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 2016-02-25 14:35:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-25 14:54:37 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.63870217 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 277.2 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 pr16056007 Id of event.
Event Code 16056007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16056007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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