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



Earthquake location 19.1891S, -64.7496WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 86 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17106048. Id of event: pr17106048. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7496 West, latitude 19.1891 North, depth = 24 km. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:47:23 / 9:47 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 13:47:23 / April 16, 2017 @ 1:47 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 86 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 -64.7496° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1891° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km 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 13:47:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-16 14:05:51 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.85339952 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 302.4 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 pr17106048 Id of event.
Event Code 17106048 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17106048, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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