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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 130 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.4825S, -65.2395WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 130 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (81 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 23:26:23 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2395 West, latitude 19.4825 North, depth = 25 km. Unique identifier: pr17073002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17073002. Global time and date of event 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 03:26:23 / March 14, 2017 @ 3:26 am UTC/GMT.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 130 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2395° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4825° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 130km 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 2017-03-14 03:26:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 08:47:41 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.15523346 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 331.2 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 pr17073002 Id of event.
Event Code 17073002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17073002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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