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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.1331S, -64.944WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 20:23:01 / September 26, 2016 @ 8:23 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:23:01 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -64.944° West, 18.1331° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16270012. Unique identifier: pr16270012.

Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Saint Croix (min 5000 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).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km S of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information 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 -64.944° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1331° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km S 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 2016-09-26 20:23:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 00:08:08 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2173923 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226.8 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 pr16270012 Id of event.
Event Code 16270012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16270012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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