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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.2026S, -64.7137WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (54 miles). Event id: pr17106002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17106002. The temblor was detected at 22:40:18 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.7137° West, 19.2026° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 02:40:18 / April 16, 2017 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7137° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2026° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 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 2017-04-16 02:40:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-16 04:27:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 121 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 0.86687425 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313.2 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 pr17106002 Id of event.
Event Code 17106002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17106002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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