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Earthquake: M 3.1 quake strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.6292S, -64.8974WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (mg/mb) has striked on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 01:04:12 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 79 km (49 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-29 05:04:12 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8974 West, latitude 18.6292 North, depth 79 km.

Close countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8974° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6292° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. 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 2014-12-29 05:04:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-29 08:01:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 148 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.81656859 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 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 pr14363000 Id of event.
Event Code 14363000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS pr14363000 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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