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Minor earthquake, 3.35 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.1275S, -63.9858WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 03:47:21 / August 17, 2017 @ 3:47 am. The temblor was detected at 23:47:21 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -63.9858° West, latitude 18.1275° North, depth = 71 km. Event id: pr2017229003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017229003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71 km (44 miles).

The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 73 km ESE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.35 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.9858° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1275° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km ESE 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 2017-08-17 03:47:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-17 08:09:58 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 173 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 0.8997 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 pr2017229003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017229003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017229003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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