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Minor earthquake, 3.14 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.911S, -65.136WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2018026008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018026008. Exact location of earthquake, -65.136° West, 18.911° North, depth 32 km. The temblor was reported at 17:40:00 / 5:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 21:40:00 / January 26, 2018 @ 9:40 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.14 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.136° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2018-01-26 21:40:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-27 00:56:55 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 152 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0485 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331 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 pr2018026008 Id of event.
Event Code 2018026008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018026008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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