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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.7724S, -64.2925WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 18:55:59 / April 8, 2017 @ 6:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2925 West, latitude 18.7724 North, depth = 26 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17098006. Unique identifier: pr17098006. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:55:59 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

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 twenty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2925° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7724° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 2017-04-08 18:55:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-08 21:01:08 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 138 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 0.63151564 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 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 pr17098006 Id of event.
Event Code 17098006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17098006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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