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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.7735S, -64.2194WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 12:58:08 / March 23, 2017 @ 12:58 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17082000. Unique identifier: pr17082000. The temblor was picked up at 08:58:08 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.2194° West, latitude 18.7735° North, depth = 70 km.

Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2194° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7735° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 2017-03-23 12:58:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-23 13:15:25 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 199 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.10941938 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 334.8 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 pr17082000 Id of event.
Event Code 17082000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17082000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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