Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Earthquake breaking news, Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.9043S, -64.947WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.947 West, latitude 18.9043 North, depth = 47 km. The temblor was detected at 03:06:34 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 07:06:34 / March 9, 2017 @ 7:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17068001. Unique identifier: pr17068001.

Close 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 Culebra, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Did you feel it?

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. 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: 62 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.947° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9043° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 2017-03-09 07:06:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 07:23:53 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 178 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.54976895 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 288 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 pr17068001 Id of event.
Event Code 17068001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17068001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply