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Minor earthquake, 3.36 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.7926S, -64.8273WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The 3.36-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:57:13 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 14:57:13 / September 20, 2018 @ 2:57 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8273 West, latitude 18.7926 North, depth = 132 km. Unique identifier: pr2018263009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018263009. The epicenter was at a depth of 132 km (82 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 47 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.36 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8273° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7926° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km 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 2018-09-20 14:57:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-20 18:34:27 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 174 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 1.2111 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 340 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 pr2018263009 Id of event.
Event Code 2018263009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018263009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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