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



Earthquake location 19.2401S, -64.6218WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 91 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (57 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6218 West, latitude 19.2401 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:23:24 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr17095007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17095007. Global time and date of event 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 22:23:24 / April 5, 2017 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 91 km N 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 -64.6218° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2401° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km N 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 2017-04-05 22:23:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-05 23:36:20 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.91448496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316.8 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 pr17095007 Id of event.
Event Code 17095007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17095007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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