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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 27 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.6581S, -64.6634WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6634 West, latitude 18.6581 North, depth = 78 km. Id of earthquake: pr16256011. Event ids that are associated: pr16256011. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:26:47 / 2:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78 km (48 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 18:26:47 / September 12, 2016 @ 6:26 pm.

The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6634° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6581° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km 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 2016-09-12 18:26:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-12 18:42:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 138 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.24434176 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 273.6 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16256011 Id of event.
Event Code 16256011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16256011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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