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Minor earthquake, 3.27 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.8038S, -64.6401WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -64.6401° West, latitude 18.8038° North, depth = 24 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 23:59:13 / July 8, 2017 @ 11:59 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2017189021. Event ids that are associated: pr2017189021. The temblor was picked up at 19:59:13 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.27 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6401° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8038° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 23:59:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-09 04:33:58 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 165 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8118 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 297 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 pr2017189021 Id of event.
Event Code 2017189021 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017189021, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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