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



Earthquake location 18.7296S, -64.3712WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 13:41:24 / November 11, 2017 @ 1:41 pm. Unique identifier: us2000bm0s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bm0s, pt17315002. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.7 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:41:24 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.3712° West, latitude 18.7296° North, depth = 15.7 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 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 -64.3712° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7296° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.7 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 13:41:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-11 14:18:08 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.404 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us2000bm0s Id of event.
Event Code 2000bm0s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bm0s,pt17315002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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