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Minor earthquake 3.2 mag, 44 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.7091S, -65.1011WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr2017184006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017184006. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1011 West, latitude 18.7091 North, depth = 25 km. The temblor was detected at 07:11:16 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Global time and date of event 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 11:11:16 / July 3, 2017 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1011° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7091° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2017-07-03 11:11:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-04 13:54:19 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4407 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 236 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 pr2017184006 Id of event.
Event Code 2017184006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017184006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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