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Minor earthquake, 2.82 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.4586S, -64.7461WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) strikes 116 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (72 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 04:36:21 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/06/17 / 2017-06-15 08:36:21 / June 15, 2017 @ 8:36 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2017166002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017166002. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7461 West, latitude 19.4586 North, depth = 44 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 116 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7461° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4586° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 116km 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 2017-06-15 08:36:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-16 01:36:37 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 122 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2699 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 301 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 pr2017166002 Id of event.
Event Code 2017166002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017166002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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