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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 17.9909S, -64.5199WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 58 km, -64.5199° West, 17.9909° North. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:14:23 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16105002. Id of event: pr16105002. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 06:14:23 / April 14, 2016 @ 6:14 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NE of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5199° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9909° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NE of Christiansted, 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 2016-04-14 06:14:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 06:43:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 247 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.42939471 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75.6 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16105002 Id of event.
Event Code 16105002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16105002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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