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Minor earthquake, 3.12 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.4403S, -64.4436WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 114 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (71 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/19 / 2019-10-26 19:14:02 / October 26, 2019 @ 7:14 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4436 West, latitude 19.4403 North, depth = 42 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:14:02 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019299023. Unique identifier: pr2019299023.

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 four, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 114 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.4436° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 114km N 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 2019-10-26 19:14:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-26 23:24:09 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 150 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.9923 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 322 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 pr2019299023 Id of event.
Event Code 2019299023 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019299023, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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