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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0223S, -65.0761WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2017237008. Event ids that are associated: pr2017237008. The temblor was detected at 12:38:35 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 16:38:35 / August 25, 2017 @ 4:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -65.0761° West, latitude 19.0223° North, depth = 29 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 76 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 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0761° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0223° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km 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 2017-08-25 16:38:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-25 20:35:40 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 127 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 0.744 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313 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 pr2017237008 Id of event.
Event Code 2017237008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017237008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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