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Minor earthquake 2.81 mag, 38 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.6535S, -65.1021WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017245005. Unique identifier: pr2017245005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:10:11 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -65.1021° West, 18.6535° North. Global time and date of event 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 20:10:11 / September 2, 2017 @ 8:10 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

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

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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: 38 km NNW 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 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6535° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 2017-09-02 20:10:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-03 00:05:27 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 121 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7158 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 pr2017245005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017245005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017245005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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