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

Earthquake location 19.1825S, -64.5105WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 02:47:51 / April 14, 2017 @ 2:47 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104014. Id of event: pr17104014. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:47:51 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.5105 West, latitude 19.1825 North, depth = 40 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5105° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1825° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km 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 02:47:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 08:52:38 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.88034898 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 313.2 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 pr17104014 Id of event.
Event Code 17104014 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104014, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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