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



Earthquake location 19.1473S, -64.7157WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17104036. Unique identifier: pr17104036. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7157° West, 19.1473° North, depth 59 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:16:39 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 09:16:39 / April 14, 2017 @ 9:16 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days seventy-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.

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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. 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: 81 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 -64.7157° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1473° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km 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 09:16:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 11:56:19 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 0.81297533 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 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 pr17104036 Id of event.
Event Code 17104036 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104036, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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