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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Virgin Islands region



Earthquake location 19.1602S, -64.9568WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes Virgin Islands region (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.9568 West, latitude 19.1602 North, depth = 33 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17089012. Id of event: pr17089012. The temblor was reported at 23:01:05 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 23:01:05 / March 30, 2017 @ 11:01 pm.

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 seven, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-six 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Virgin Islands region.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9568° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1602° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Virgin Islands region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-30 23:01:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-31 00:12:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 178 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 0.90280686 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316.8 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 pr17089012 Id of event.
Event Code 17089012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17089012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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