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Minor earthquake: M3.44 quake has struck near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.932S, -64.478WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 168 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (104 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 15:32:18 / August 27, 2017 @ 3:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017239012. Unique identifier: pr2017239012. The temblor was picked up at 11:32:18 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.478 West, latitude 19.932 North, depth = 24 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 168 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.44 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.478° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.932° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 168km 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 2017-08-27 15:32:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 21:24:56 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 182 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.1263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 307 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 pr2017239012 Id of event.
Event Code 2017239012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017239012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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