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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.1749S, -64.3445WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 37.52 km, -64.3445° West, 19.1749° North. The temblor was reported at 19:32:47 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.52 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 23:32:47 / June 3, 2017 @ 11:32 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20009kjf. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009kjf.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 88 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.3445° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1749° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km NNE 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 2017-06-03 23:32:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-03 23:48:17 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 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.931 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009kjf Id of event.
Event Code 20009kjf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009kjf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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