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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.7275S, -64.9962WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 00:36:10 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9962 West, latitude 18.7275 North, depth = 29 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16139001. Id of event: pr16139001. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 04:36:10 / May 18, 2016 @ 4:36 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town. Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby 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).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-nine 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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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. 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: 43 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9962° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7275° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2016-05-18 04:36:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-18 07:31:01 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 138 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3763941 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 pr16139001 Id of event.
Event Code 16139001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16139001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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