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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 10 km SSE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.3279S, -64.5944WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:48:22 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17084004. Event ids that are associated: pr17084004. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5944° West, 18.3279° North, depth 88 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 21:48:22 / March 25, 2017 @ 9:48 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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: 10 km SSE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5944° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3279° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSE 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 2017-03-25 21:48:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-25 23:45:17 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.59558303 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 284.4 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 pr17084004 Id of event.
Event Code 17084004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17084004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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