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Minor earthquake 3.13 mag, 51 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.847S, -64.4411WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4411 West, latitude 18.847 North, depth = 24 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017231008. Id of event: pr2017231008. The temblor was picked up at 17:49:20 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 21:49:20 / August 19, 2017 @ 9:49 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 51 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.4411° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.847° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km NNE 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 2017-08-19 21:49:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-20 00:28:49 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 151 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 1.3406 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 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 pr2017231008 Id of event.
Event Code 2017231008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017231008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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