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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0445S, -64.6481WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr17105019. Event ids that are associated: pr17105019. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:01:08 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 69 km, -64.6481° West, 19.0445° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 05:01:08 / April 15, 2017 @ 5:01 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 69 km (43 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6481° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0445° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 2017-04-15 05:01:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 08:10:20 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 129 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.71865223 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316.8 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 pr17105019 Id of event.
Event Code 17105019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17105019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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