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



Earthquake location 19.1676S, -64.619WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 22:22:41 / April 14, 2017 @ 10:22 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr17104058. Event ids that are associated: pr17104058. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:22:41 / 6:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.619 West, latitude 19.1676 North, depth = 55 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 83 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 -64.619° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1676° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 22:22:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 01:20:34 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 0.84351805 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 298.8 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 pr17104058 Id of event.
Event Code 17104058 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104058, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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