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Minor earthquake, 3.51 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.1473S, -64.5593WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 21:25:52 / March 11, 2018 @ 9:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.5593° West, 19.1473° North. The 3.51-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:25:52 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018070009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018070009.

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

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 four, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.51 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5593° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1473° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km 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 2018-03-11 21:25:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-12 00:07:33 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 190 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.635 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 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 pr2018070009 Id of event.
Event Code 2018070009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018070009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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