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Minor earthquake: M2.85 quake has struck near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.3301S, -64.549WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 101 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (63 miles). Global time and date of event 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 17:55:32 / July 8, 2017 @ 5:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 13:55:32 / 1:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.549 West, latitude 19.3301 North, depth = 38 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017189020. Event ids that are associated: pr2017189020. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 101 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.549° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3301° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km 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 2017-07-08 17:55:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-08 22:47:44 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 125 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 323 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 pr2017189020 Id of event.
Event Code 2017189020 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017189020, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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