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Minor earthquake 3.18 mag, 10 km NNE of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.4273S, -64.8871WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8871° West, 18.4273° North, depth 96 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018086008. Event ids that are associated: pr2018086008. Global time and date of event 27/03/18 / 2018-03-27 12:36:27 / March 27, 2018 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 08:36:27 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 96 km (60 miles).

Nearby 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Isabel Segunda, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 10 km NNE 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 3.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8871° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4273° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNE 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 2018-03-27 12:36:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-27 17:21:17 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 156 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 1.0031 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 345 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 pr2018086008 Id of event.
Event Code 2018086008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018086008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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