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Minor earthquake 3.43 mag, 82 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.141S, -64.78WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018101008. Unique identifier: pr2018101008. Exact location of earthquake, -64.78° West, 19.141° North, depth 82 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 82 km (51 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:00:19 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/04/18 / 2018-04-11 04:00:19 / April 11, 2018 @ 4:00 am.

Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 82 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.43 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.78° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.141° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km 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 2018-04-11 04:00:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-11 09:43:18 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 181 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4629 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 339 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 pr2018101008 Id of event.
Event Code 2018101008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018101008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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