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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.6665S, -65.157WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: pr17109002. Event ids that are associated: pr17109002. Global time and date of event 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 08:58:39 / April 19, 2017 @ 8:58 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.157 West, latitude 18.6665 North, depth = 59 km. The temblor was reported at 04:58:39 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Nearby 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 43 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 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.157° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2017-04-19 08:58:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-20 04:01:14 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 158 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 0.3763941 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226.8 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 pr17109002 Id of event.
Event Code 17109002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17109002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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