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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.104S, -64.919WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 08:02:28 / April 14, 2017 @ 8:02 am. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:02:28 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17104033. Event ids that are associated: pr17104033. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.919° West, 19.104° North, depth 11 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 82 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.919° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.104° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km NNW 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 2017-04-14 08:02:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 11:31:41 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 168 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.78063598 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 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 pr17104033 Id of event.
Event Code 17104033 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104033, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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