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Minor earthquake 3.6 mag, 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.2061S, -64.6317WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (54 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 03:05:51 / April 14, 2017 @ 3:05 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6317 West, latitude 19.2061 North, depth = 6 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:05:51 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: pr17104001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17104001.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6317° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2061° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km 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 03:05:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 04:05:25 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 199 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.87945066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 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 pr17104001 Id of event.
Event Code 17104001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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