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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag was detected near Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 17.7928S, -64.1116WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 16:02:43 / April 20, 2017 @ 4:02 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17110004. Unique identifier: pr17110004. The epicenter was at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:02:43 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.1116° West, latitude 17.7928° North, depth = 38 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 63 km E of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.1116° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7928° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km E of Christiansted, 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 2017-04-20 16:02:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-20 16:46:17 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 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.62432912 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331.2 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 pr17110004 Id of event.
Event Code 17110004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17110004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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