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



Earthquake location 18.9661S, -65.195WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 05:20:31 / April 6, 2016 @ 5:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -65.195 West, latitude 18.9661 North, depth = 19 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16097001. Unique identifier: pr16097001. The temblor was detected at 01:20:31 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.195° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9661° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km 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 2016-04-06 05:20:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-06 05:50:14 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 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.65127858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 237.6 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 pr16097001 Id of event.
Event Code 16097001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16097001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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