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Minor earthquake, 3.34 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0526S, -64.952WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Event id: pr2017116006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017116006. The temblor was detected at 03:00:03 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 07:00:03 / April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 am. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.952° West, 19.0526° North.

Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.34 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.952° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0526° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km N 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 2017-04-26 07:00:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-27 13:08:41 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 172 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8151 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 271 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 pr2017116006 Id of event.
Event Code 2017116006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017116006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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