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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.1354S, -65.061WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 21:28:40 / April 4, 2017 @ 9:28 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17094001. Id of event: pr17094001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:28:40 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.061 West, latitude 18.1354 North, depth = 7 km.

Nearby 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). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Punta Santiago, Naguabo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km SSW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.061° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1354° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km 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 2017-04-04 21:28:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-04 23:47:02 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 121 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 0.33686823 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 208.8 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 pr17094001 Id of event.
Event Code 17094001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17094001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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