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Minor earthquake, 3.23 mag has occurred near Road Town in British Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.7485S, -64.5668WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 08:29:06 / January 19, 2019 @ 8:29 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5668 West, latitude 18.7485 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 04:29:06 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019019009. Event ids that are associated: pr2019019009.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 52 km (32 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 three, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.23 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5668° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7485° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2019-01-19 08:29:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-19 13:37:39 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 161 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4182 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 343 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 pr2019019009 Id of event.
Event Code 2019019009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019019009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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