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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.7959S, -64.1713WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:23:46 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 18:23:46 / November 22, 2016 @ 6:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.1713 West, latitude 18.7959 North, depth = 67 km. Unique identifier: pr16327006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16327006.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.1713° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7959° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NE 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 2016-11-22 18:23:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-22 20:22:08 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 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 0.56593863 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 334.8 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 pr16327006 Id of event.
Event Code 16327006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16327006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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