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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.5788S, -65.053WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17069000. Unique identifier: pr17069000. Exact location, longitude -65.053° West, latitude 18.5788° North, depth = 37 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 03:37:42 / March 10, 2017 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:37:42 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo. 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). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.053° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5788° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2017-03-10 03:37:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-10 07:42:36 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.24434176 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 266.4 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 pr17069000 Id of event.
Event Code 17069000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17069000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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