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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 67 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.9139S, -64.251WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 04:31:51 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16353002. Id of event: pr16353002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 08:31:51 / December 18, 2016 @ 8:31 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.251 West, latitude 18.9139 North, depth = 29 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 67 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.251° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9139° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km 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 2016-12-18 08:31:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-18 13:33:02 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 168 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.14894525 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 309.6 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 pr16353002 Id of event.
Event Code 16353002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16353002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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