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Minor earthquake 3.2 mag, 5 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.3938S, -64.9257WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.9257° West, latitude 18.3938° North, depth = 95 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15204012. Unique identifier: pr15204012. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:43:17 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/07/15 / 2015-07-23 08:43:17 / July 23, 2015 @ 8:43 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 76 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Fajardo, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9257° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3938° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 2015-07-23 08:43:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-23 09:05:04 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 158 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04940734 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 pr15204012 Id of event.
Event Code 15204012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15204012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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