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Minor earthquake, 2.96 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.6375S, -64.9201WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/18 / 2018-05-26 08:30:16 / May 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9201 West, latitude 18.6375 North, depth = 32 km. The temblor was detected at 04:30:16 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018146006. Unique identifier: pr2018146006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles).

Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9201° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6375° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2018-05-26 08:30:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-26 13:25:55 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 135 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0525 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 340 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 pr2018146006 Id of event.
Event Code 2018146006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018146006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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