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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.3761S, -64.9207WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9207° West, 18.3761° North, depth 88 km. The temblor was detected at 15:41:01 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 19:41:01 / October 20, 2015 @ 7:41 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15293008. Id of event: pr15293008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Isabel Segunda, Culebra. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km NNE of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9207° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3761° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NNE 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 2015-10-20 19:41:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-21 00:44:45 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 0.03952587 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331.2 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 pr15293008 Id of event.
Event Code 15293008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15293008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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