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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0221S, -64.9483WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16100015. Id of event: pr16100015. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 19:32:48 / April 9, 2016 @ 7:32 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:32:48 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.9483 West, latitude 19.0221 North, depth = 26 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Road Town, Tortola. Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 75 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9483° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0221° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km N 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 2016-04-09 19:32:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-09 23:52:48 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 129 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 0.66565163 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 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 pr16100015 Id of event.
Event Code 16100015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16100015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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