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Minor earthquake 3.81 mag, 140 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.6595S, -64.8798WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.81 (ml/mb) was reported 140 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (87 miles) on Saturday. The 3.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:21:02 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019285021. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019285021. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 19:21:02 / October 12, 2019 @ 7:21 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8798 West, latitude 19.6595 North, depth = 12 km.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 140 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8798° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.6595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 140km 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 2019-10-12 19:21:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-12 21:06:40 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 223 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.9997 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 232 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 pr2019285021 Id of event.
Event Code 2019285021 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019285021, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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