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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.3728S, -65.139WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 116 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (72 miles) on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017238005. Unique identifier: pr2017238005. Exact location of event, longitude -65.139 West, latitude 19.3728 North, depth = 63 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 10:03:02 / August 26, 2017 @ 10:03 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 06:03:02 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 63 km (39 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 116 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.139° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3728° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 116km 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 2017-08-26 10:03:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-26 13:19:34 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 138 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 1.0749 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 287 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 pr2017238005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017238005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017238005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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