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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.815S, -64.2389WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17101001. Unique identifier: pr17101001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/04/17 / 2017-04-11 03:38:36 / April 11, 2017 @ 3:38 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2389 West, latitude 18.815 North, depth = 28 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:38:36 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 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 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2389° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.815° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km 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 2017-04-11 03:38:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-11 08:31:28 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 0.69619435 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 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 pr17101001 Id of event.
Event Code 17101001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17101001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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