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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.899S, -65.1651WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -65.1651° West, latitude 18.899° North, depth = 26 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 18:21:50 / September 30, 2018 @ 6:21 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:21:50 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018273007. Id of event: pr2018273007.

Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola. 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).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 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 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1651° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.899° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2018-09-30 18:21:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-30 18:52:52 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 222 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.02 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 214 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 pr2018273007 Id of event.
Event Code 2018273007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018273007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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