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Minor earthquake 3.18 mag, 20 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.6003S, -64.658WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.658° West, 18.6003° North, depth 21 km. Unique identifier: pr2017230003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017230003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 04:22:33 / August 18, 2017 @ 4:22 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:22:33 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 20 km NNW 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 -64.658° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km 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 2017-08-18 04:22:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-18 07:55:42 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 308 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 pr2017230003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017230003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017230003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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