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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.284S, -64.8311WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 98 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (61 miles). Id of earthquake: pr17107005. Event ids that are associated: pr17107005. The temblor was picked up at 20:40:13 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8311 West, latitude 19.284 North, depth = 34 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 00:40:13 / April 17, 2017 @ 12:40 am.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 98 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8311° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.284° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km NNW 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 2017-04-17 00:40:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-17 05:11:07 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 158 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.94772262 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 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 pr17107005 Id of event.
Event Code 17107005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17107005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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