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Minor earthquake, 3.24 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.9121S, -64.8018WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 04:23:26 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 08:23:26 / March 8, 2018 @ 8:23 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018067008. Id of event: pr2018067008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8018 West, latitude 18.9121 North, depth = 77 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

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 four, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and six 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.24 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8018° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9121° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km NNW 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 2018-03-08 08:23:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-08 11:46:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 162 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2996 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 346 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 pr2018067008 Id of event.
Event Code 2018067008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018067008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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