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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.4763S, -64.7155WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 66 km, -64.7155° West, 18.4763° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018081002. Unique identifier: pr2018081002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/18 / 2018-03-22 04:52:19 / March 22, 2018 @ 4:52 am. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:52:19 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km WNW 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 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7155° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4763° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WNW 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 2018-03-22 04:52:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-22 07:46:58 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 128 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 1.1815 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 343 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 pr2018081002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018081002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018081002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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