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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 5 km WNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.3649S, -64.9773WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The temblor was detected at 02:07:27 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 06:07:27 / April 3, 2017 @ 6:07 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17093002. Id of event: pr17093002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9773 West, latitude 18.3649 North, depth = 10 km.

Close 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). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Saint Croix, Ceiba.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 5 km WNW 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 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9773° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WNW 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 2017-04-03 06:07:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-03 07:03:25 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 148 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.29554573 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 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 pr17093002 Id of event.
Event Code 17093002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17093002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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