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



Earthquake location 18.9626S, -65.1522WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:15:48 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr15296007. Unique identifier: pr15296007. Exact location of earthquake, -65.1522° West, 18.9626° North, depth 15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 16:15:48 / October 23, 2015 @ 4:15 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1522° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9626° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km 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 2015-10-23 16:15:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-23 20:23:59 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 0.63600722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316.8 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 pr15296007 Id of event.
Event Code 15296007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15296007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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