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Minor earthquake, 3.02 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.9336S, -64.9443WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 11:36:08 / August 1, 2017 @ 11:36 am. The temblor was picked up at 07:36:08 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2017213002. Event ids that are associated: pr2017213002. Exact location of event, depth 33 km, -64.9443° West, 18.9336° North.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 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 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9443° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2017-08-01 11:36:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-01 16:33:20 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 140 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291 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 pr2017213002 Id of event.
Event Code 2017213002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017213002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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