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Minor earthquake, 3.32 mag strikes near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.609S, -64.2785WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 23:12:14 / December 18, 2019 @ 11:12 pm. Exact location of event, depth 32 km, -64.2785° West, 18.609° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019352028. Unique identifier: pr2019352028. The temblor was detected at 19:12:14 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.32 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2785° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.609° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km 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 2019-12-18 23:12:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 04:03:46 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 170 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.6383 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 348 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 pr2019352028 Id of event.
Event Code 2019352028 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019352028, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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