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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.514S, -64.9683WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 23/07/15 / 2015-07-23 08:43:17 / July 23, 2015 @ 8:43 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 93.26 km (58 miles). Id of earthquake: us20002zg7. Event ids that are associated: pr15204018, us20002zg7. The temblor was picked up at 04:43:17 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9683 West, latitude 18.514 North, depth = 93.26 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo. Nearby 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). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-three, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days ninety-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9683° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.514° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NNW 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 2015-08-19 06:10:22 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 168 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.164 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 us20002zg7 Id of event.
Event Code 20002zg7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15204018,us20002zg7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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