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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.8263S, -64.3475WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2017315001. Event ids that are associated: us2000bm0s, pr2017315001, pt17315002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 13:41:26 / November 11, 2017 @ 1:41 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:41:26 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.3475° West, latitude 18.8263° North, depth = 27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km NE 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 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.3475° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8263° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NE 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 2017-11-11 13:41:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-11 14:46:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 272 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 ,us,pr,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4906 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 205 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2017315001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017315001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bm0s,pr2017315001,pt17315002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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