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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 5 km E of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.347S, -64.8756WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (mg/mb) has striked on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 10:34:54 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-23 02:34:54 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8756 West, latitude 18.347 North, depth 4 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 70 km (44 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Isabel Segunda, Culebra.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8756° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.347° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km E 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 2015-01-23 14:34:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-23 17:50:31 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 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 121 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 0.3880722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 342 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 pr15023002 Id of event.
Event Code 15023002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS pr15023002 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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