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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 109 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.6709S, -64.36WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 109 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (68 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:21:02 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.36° West, latitude 19.6709° North, depth = 39 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Road Town in British Virgin Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 00:21:02 / November 18, 2016 @ 12:21 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ogtab1, us100079r0, pr16323000. Id of event: pr16323000.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 109 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.36° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.6709° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 109km 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 2016-11-18 00:21:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-18 01:19:04 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 1 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 284 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 ,at,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.38789711 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302.4 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 pr16323000 Id of event.
Event Code 16323000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ogtab1,us100079r0,pr16323000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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