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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0105S, -64.9328WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 21:48:57 / July 7, 2017 @ 9:48 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2017188019. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017188019. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.9328° West, latitude 19.0105° North, depth = 37 km. The temblor was reported at 17:48:57 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9328° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0105° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2017-07-07 21:48:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-08 02:20:29 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7852 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 296 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 pr2017188019 Id of event.
Event Code 2017188019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017188019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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