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Minor earthquake, 3.22 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.9095S, -65.0985WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 29 km, -65.0985° West, 18.9095° North. Event id: pr2018062002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018062002. The 3.22-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:03:08 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 09:03:08 / March 3, 2018 @ 9:03 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay. Close 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). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 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 one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.22 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0985° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9095° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2018-03-03 09:03:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-03 09:45:29 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 160 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 333 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 pr2018062002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018062002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018062002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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