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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.124S, -64.5233WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 03:14:10 / April 14, 2017 @ 3:14 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17104007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104007. The temblor was reported at 23:14:10 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5233 West, latitude 19.124 North, depth = 37 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km N 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 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5233° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.124° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 2017-04-14 03:14:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 07:23:58 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 178 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.08516486 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 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 pr17104007 Id of event.
Event Code 17104007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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