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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1194S, -64.7841WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 14:54:25 / December 23, 2016 @ 2:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7841 West, latitude 19.1194 North, depth = 55 km. Id of earthquake: pr16358005. Event ids that are associated: pr16358005. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:54:25 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 79 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7841° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1194° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km NNW 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 2016-12-23 14:54:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 16:49:39 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 158 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9342479 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 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 pr16358005 Id of event.
Event Code 16358005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16358005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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