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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.9489S, -64.2957WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17076007. Unique identifier: pr17076007. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 21:43:24 / March 17, 2017 @ 9:43 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:43:24 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2957 West, latitude 18.9489 North, depth = 40 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 67 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2957° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9489° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km NNE 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 2017-03-17 21:43:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-17 23:47:24 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 129 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 1.13187726 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 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 pr17076007 Id of event.
Event Code 17076007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17076007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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