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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 72 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.9738S, -65.1143WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:25:01 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1143 West, latitude 18.9738 North, depth = 34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 00:25:01 / September 4, 2016 @ 12:25 am. Event id: pr16248003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16248003.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 72 km NNW 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 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1143° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9738° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km 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 2016-09-04 00:25:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-04 06:16:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.63690554 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 pr16248003 Id of event.
Event Code 16248003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16248003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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