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Minor earthquake, 3.43 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.1915S, -64.6295WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 19:58:21 / September 15, 2017 @ 7:58 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The 3.43-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:58:21 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6295° West, 19.1915° North, depth 40 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017258005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017258005.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.43 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6295° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km 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 2017-09-15 19:58:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-15 20:50:25 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 181 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.5335 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 341 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 pr2017258005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017258005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017258005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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