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Minor earthquake, 3.33 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.8745S, -65.111WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.111 West, latitude 18.8745 North, depth = 9 km. The 3.33-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:04:02 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017187003. Id of event: pr2017187003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 15:04:02 / July 6, 2017 @ 3:04 pm.

The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay. 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).

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

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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. 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: 61 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.33 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.111° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8745° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 2017-07-06 15:04:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-06 18:36:28 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 171 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5924 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 305 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 pr2017187003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017187003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017187003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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