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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.3395S, -64.8482WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:53:02 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17086000. Unique identifier: pr17086000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 01:53:02 / March 27, 2017 @ 1:53 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8482 West, latitude 18.3395 North, depth = 111 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 111 km (69 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Isabel Segunda, Culebra (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 8 km E 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 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8482° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3395° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km E 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 2017-03-27 01:53:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-27 05:02:46 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 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.41322503 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 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 pr17086000 Id of event.
Event Code 17086000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17086000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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