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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.6924S, -65.0546WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -65.0546° West, 18.6924° North, depth 16 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16107000. Id of event: pr16107000. The temblor was picked up at 20:25:22 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 00:25:22 / April 16, 2016 @ 12:25 am.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0546° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6924° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2016-04-16 00:25:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 03:52:36 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 158 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 0.35213959 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 259.2 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 pr16107000 Id of event.
Event Code 16107000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16107000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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