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Minor earthquake 2.88 mag, 86 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0051S, -64.0753WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 86 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/05/17 / 2017-05-27 12:56:58 / May 27, 2017 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:56:58 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.0753° West, latitude 19.0051° North, depth = 25 km. Event id: pr2017147012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017147012.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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 NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.0753° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0051° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km NE 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 2017-05-27 12:56:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-28 16:48:46 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 128 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 1.3943 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 346 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 pr2017147012 Id of event.
Event Code 2017147012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017147012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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