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



Earthquake location 19.5639S, -65.0893WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 136 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (85 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 44 km (27 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:21:19 / 4:21 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr17070003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17070003. Exact location, longitude -65.0893° West, latitude 19.5639° North, depth = 44 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 08:21:19 / March 11, 2017 @ 8:21 am.

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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 136 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0893° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5639° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 136km 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 2017-03-11 08:21:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-11 13:04:44 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 1.21272563 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 298.8 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 pr17070003 Id of event.
Event Code 17070003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17070003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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