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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.7003S, -65.1289WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr16323021. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16323021. Exact location of event, depth 54 km, -65.1289° West, 18.7003° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 18:40:28 / November 18, 2016 @ 6:40 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:40:28 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Luquillo, Isabel Segunda. 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).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 44 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1289° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2016-11-18 18:40:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-18 19:47:51 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 148 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.38358063 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 219.6 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 pr16323021 Id of event.
Event Code 16323021 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16323021, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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