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Minor earthquake 3.29 mag, 78 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1025S, -64.7895WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7895 West, latitude 19.1025 North, depth = 33 km. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:39:41 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017112007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017112007. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 06:39:41 / April 22, 2017 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven 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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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. 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: 78 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.29 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7895° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1025° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 2017-04-22 06:39:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-22 16:00:17 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 167 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 102.9 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 298 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 pr2017112007 Id of event.
Event Code 2017112007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017112007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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