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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.3941S, -65.092WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 117 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (73 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68 km (42 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:08:25 / 10:08 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17055003. Id of event: pr17055003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 14:08:25 / February 24, 2017 @ 2:08 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -65.092° West, 19.3941° North, depth 68 km.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 117 km N 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 -65.092° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3941° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 117km 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 2017-02-24 14:08:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 16:04:28 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.09504633 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 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 pr17055003 Id of event.
Event Code 17055003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17055003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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