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Minor earthquake 3.2 mag, 71 km E of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 17.7749S, -64.0286WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr17084005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17084005. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 23:58:55 / March 25, 2017 @ 11:58 pm. Exact location of event, depth 25 km, -64.0286° West, 17.7749° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:58:55 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km E of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.0286° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7749° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km E of Christiansted, 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 2017-03-25 23:58:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-26 01:09:17 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 158 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.70158424 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 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 pr17084005 Id of event.
Event Code 17084005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17084005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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