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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0088S, -64.708WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr17106056. Event ids that are associated: pr17106056. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 09:34:09 / April 16, 2017 @ 9:34 am. The temblor was detected at 05:34:09 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.708 West, latitude 19.0088 North, depth = 73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 66 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.708° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0088° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 09:34:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-16 17:43:39 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 148 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 0.67643141 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 306 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 pr17106056 Id of event.
Event Code 17106056 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17106056, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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