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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.0778S, -65.0233WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 15:44:46 / October 13, 2015 @ 3:44 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15286003. Unique identifier: pr15286003. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -65.0233° West, 18.0778° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:44:46 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km SSW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0233° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0778° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SSW 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 2015-10-13 15:44:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-13 20:39:49 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.28027437 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118.8 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 pr15286003 Id of event.
Event Code 15286003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15286003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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