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Minor earthquake, 3.18 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.4606S, -64.7395WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 116 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (72 miles). The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:45:44 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 41 km, -64.7395° West, 19.4606° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017169009. Id of event: pr2017169009. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 16:45:44 / June 18, 2017 @ 4:45 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. 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: 116 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7395° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4606° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41 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 2017-06-18 16:45:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-23 02:20:02 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 156 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2745 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 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 pr2017169009 Id of event.
Event Code 2017169009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017169009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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