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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0702S, -64.5915WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 19:46:52 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 23:46:52 / April 18, 2016 @ 11:46 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16109008. Event ids that are associated: pr16109008. Exact location, longitude -64.5915° West, latitude 19.0702° North, depth = 28 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5915° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0702° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km 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 2016-04-18 23:46:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 07:45:57 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 129 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 0.7932124 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313.2 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 pr16109008 Id of event.
Event Code 16109008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16109008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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