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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.6742S, -64.2946WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.2946° West, latitude 18.6742° North, depth = 44 km. Global time and date of event 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 04:44:45 / March 10, 2017 @ 4:44 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 44 km (27 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:44:45 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17069001. Unique identifier: pr17069001.

Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2946° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6742° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2017-03-10 04:44:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-10 07:43:21 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 178 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 0.70158424 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 345.6 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 pr17069001 Id of event.
Event Code 17069001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17069001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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