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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.9871S, -65.113WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2017240015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017240015. The epicenter was at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, depth 51 km, -65.113° West, 18.9871° North. The temblor was reported at 02:56:54 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 06:56:54 / August 28, 2017 @ 6:56 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 73 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.113° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9871° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2017-08-28 06:56:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-28 11:28:41 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 124 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9925 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 293 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 pr2017240015 Id of event.
Event Code 2017240015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017240015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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