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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 61 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.8856S, -65.0675WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2018151000. Event ids that are associated: pr2018151000. Exact location of event, longitude -65.0675 West, latitude 18.8856 North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:00:11 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/18 / 2018-05-31 06:00:11 / May 31, 2018 @ 6:00 am.

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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Culebra. The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 61 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0675° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8856° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 2018-05-31 06:00:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-31 07:48:24 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 121 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 1.0785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 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 pr2018151000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018151000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018151000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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