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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.207S, -64.9915WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9915° West, 18.207° North, depth 120 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:19:45 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr17090008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17090008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 17:19:45 / March 31, 2017 @ 5:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Luquillo, Naguabo (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 16 km SSW 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 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9915° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.207° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSW 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 2017-03-31 17:19:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-31 21:00:39 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 168 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 0.2937491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 327.6 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 pr17090008 Id of event.
Event Code 17090008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17090008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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