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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 74 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0032S, -65.0613WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Unique identifier: pr17087003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17087003. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 06:26:23 / March 28, 2017 @ 6:26 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 23 km, -65.0613° West, 19.0032° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:26:23 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter).

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). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 74 km N 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 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0613° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0032° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km 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 2017-03-28 06:26:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-28 06:59:15 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 188 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7231438 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 270 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 pr17087003 Id of event.
Event Code 17087003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17087003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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