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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 74 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.5757S, -63.9352WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 19:02:25 / April 12, 2016 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:02:25 / 3:02 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16103009. Event ids that are associated: pr16103009. Exact location, longitude -63.9352° West, latitude 18.5757° North, depth = 32 km.

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 74 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.9352° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5757° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km ENE 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 2016-04-12 19:02:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-13 04:15:38 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 121 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.99174007 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 352.8 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 pr16103009 Id of event.
Event Code 16103009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16103009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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