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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.4556S, -65.0335WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 123 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (76 miles). Unique identifier: pr17055005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17055005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 15:39:38 / February 24, 2017 @ 3:39 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 63 km (39 miles). Exact location of event, depth 63 km, -65.0335° West, 19.4556° North. The temblor was detected at 11:39:38 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 123 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0335° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 123km 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 15:39:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 19:36:21 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 168 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.16601324 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313.2 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 pr17055005 Id of event.
Event Code 17055005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17055005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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