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Earthquake: M 2.5 quake strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.158S, -64.8994WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.5 (mg/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 08:30:26 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-25 12:30:26 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8994 West, latitude 18.158 North, depth 18 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 51 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Saint Croix, Culebra.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8994° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.158° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km S 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 2015-01-25 00:30:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-25 04:02:15 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 96 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.37190253 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115.2 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 pr15025001 Id of event.
Event Code 15025001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS pr15025001 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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