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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Virgin Islands region



Earthquake location 18.837S, -64.2565WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:26:47 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.2565° West, 18.837° North, depth 30 km. Unique identifier: pr17071016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17071016. Global time and date of event 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 22:26:47 / March 12, 2017 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

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 ten, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. 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: Virgin Islands region.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2565° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.837° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Virgin Islands region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-12 22:26:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-13 01:07:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.81746691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 342 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 pr17071016 Id of event.
Event Code 17071016 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17071016, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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