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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.9444S, -65.141WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.141 West, latitude 18.9444 North, depth = 4 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17065002. Id of event: pr17065002. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 06:53:23 / March 6, 2017 @ 6:53 am UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:53:23 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.141° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9444° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km 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 2017-03-06 06:53:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-06 07:31:28 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 188 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.646787 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 262.8 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 pr17065002 Id of event.
Event Code 17065002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17065002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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