Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Small World Earthquakes

Minor earthquake 3.03 mag, 49 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.5486S, -64.1706WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:37:03 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019187003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019187003. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/07/19 / 2019-07-06 01:37:03 / July 6, 2019 @ 1:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.1706 West, latitude 18.5486 North, depth = 38 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, 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 Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Did you feel anything?

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: 49 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.03 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.1706° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5486° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km ENE 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 2019-07-06 01:37:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-06 02:13:26 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 141 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 1.7267 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 347 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 pr2019187003 Id of event.
Event Code 2019187003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019187003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply