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Minor earthquake, 3.41 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.4815S, -64.8041WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 14:36:22 / March 1, 2018 @ 2:36 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8041 West, latitude 18.4815 North, depth = 88 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018060005. Event ids that are associated: pr2018060005. The 3.41-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:36:22 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 22 km (13 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 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).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 20 km NE of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.41 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8041° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4815° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NE 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 2018-03-01 14:36:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-01 16:52:53 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 179 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 1.0985 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 341 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 pr2018060005 Id of event.
Event Code 2018060005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018060005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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