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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.159S, -64.7642WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.7642° West, 19.159° North, depth 58 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17056008. Unique identifier: pr17056008. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:44:03 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 03:44:03 / February 25, 2017 @ 3:44 am UTC/GMT.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.159° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 2017-02-25 03:44:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 10:14:49 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 121 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.97826534 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 pr17056008 Id of event.
Event Code 17056008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17056008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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