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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0599S, -64.7068WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 04:43:51 / April 14, 2017 @ 4:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7068 West, latitude 19.0599 North, depth = 63 km. Unique identifier: pr17104011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17104011. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:43:51 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 71 km N 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 -64.7068° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0599° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km 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 04:43:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 08:23:55 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.72673706 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 309.6 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 pr17104011 Id of event.
Event Code 17104011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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