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Minor earthquake, 3.46 mag was detected near Road Town in British Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.965S, -64.8836WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 09:59:12 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 13:59:12 / April 17, 2018 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 47 km, -64.8836° West, 18.965° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018107004. Unique identifier: pr2018107004.

Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (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 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.46 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8836° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.965° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2018-04-17 13:59:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-17 14:23:54 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 184 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2684 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331 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 pr2018107004 Id of event.
Event Code 2018107004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018107004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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