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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 103 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.336S, -64.7935WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 103 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (64 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:12:46 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17107024. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17107024. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7935 West, latitude 19.336 North, depth = 50 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 07:12:46 / April 17, 2017 @ 7:12 am.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-six 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 103 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7935° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 103km 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 2017-04-17 07:12:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-17 09:14:12 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 138 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 0.99802828 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 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 pr17107024 Id of event.
Event Code 17107024 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17107024, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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