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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 35 km E of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.358S, -64.282WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/10/19 / 2019-10-11 03:45:45 / October 11, 2019 @ 3:45 am. Unique identifier: pt19284000. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19284000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.2 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.282 West, latitude 18.358 North, depth = 135.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:45:45 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km E 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 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.282° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km E 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 2019-10-11 03:45:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-11 03:50:21 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 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 27 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179.9999856 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt19284000 Id of event.
Event Code 19284000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19284000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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