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Minor earthquake: M3.6 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.912S, -65.1675WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr17065003. Event ids that are associated: pr17065003. Exact location of earthquake, -65.1675° West, 18.912° North, depth 6 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:17:23 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 07:17:23 / March 6, 2017 @ 7:17 am.

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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

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 thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 67 km NNW 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 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1675° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.912° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km 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 07:17:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-06 07:49:25 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 199 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.61085439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 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 pr17065003 Id of event.
Event Code 17065003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17065003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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