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Minor earthquake 3.22 mag, 75 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 19.0243S, -64.939WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2018097000. Event ids that are associated: pr2018097000. Global time and date of event 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 01:12:42 / April 7, 2018 @ 1:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.939 West, latitude 19.0243 North, depth = 53 km. The temblor was reported at 21:12:42 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53 km (33 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 75 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.22 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.939° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0243° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km N 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 2018-04-07 01:12:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-07 06:46:40 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 1.2673 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 234 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 pr2018097000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018097000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018097000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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