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Minor earthquake 3.37 mag, 16 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.5056S, -64.4896WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 16:25:13 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018065011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018065011. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4896 West, latitude 18.5056 North, depth = 73 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 20:25:13 / March 6, 2018 @ 8:25 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.37 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.4896° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5056° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km 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 2018-03-06 20:25:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-07 01:29:47 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 175 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.407 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 348 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 pr2018065011 Id of event.
Event Code 2018065011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018065011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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