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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.4563S, -65.1074WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/04/17 / 2017-04-13 21:56:47 / April 13, 2017 @ 9:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -65.1074° West, 18.4563° North. The temblor was detected at 17:56:47 / 5:56 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17103008. Unique identifier: pr17103008.

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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Punta Santiago, Naguabo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km NW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1074° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4563° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NW 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 2017-04-13 21:56:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-13 22:17:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 139 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.22188388 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 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 pr17103008 Id of event.
Event Code 17103008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17103008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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