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

Earthquake location 19.0244S, -65.1159WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 78 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (48 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/12/15 / 2015-12-10 05:49:11 / December 10, 2015 @ 5:49 am. Unique identifier: pr15344004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15344004. The temblor was reported at 01:49:11 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1159 West, latitude 19.0244 North, depth = 24 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 78 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1159° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0244° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 2015-12-10 05:49:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-10 09:00:52 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.68631288 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 277.2 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 pr15344004 Id of event.
Event Code 15344004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15344004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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