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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.8647S, -64.9514WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17073005. Unique identifier: pr17073005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 14:15:43 / March 14, 2017 @ 2:15 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9514 West, latitude 18.8647 North, depth = 31 km. The temblor was reported at 10:15:43 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km N 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 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9514° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8647° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 2017-03-14 14:15:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 16:03:46 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 138 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 0.50934477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302.4 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 pr17073005 Id of event.
Event Code 17073005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17073005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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