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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0739S, -65.1315WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 83 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (52 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 00:29:24 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.1315 West, latitude 19.0739 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 04:29:24 / April 9, 2017 @ 4:29 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17099001. Id of event: pr17099001.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km NNW 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 -65.1315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0739° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km NNW 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 2017-04-09 04:29:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-09 09:29:17 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.05013057 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302.4 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 pr17099001 Id of event.
Event Code 17099001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17099001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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