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Minor earthquake, 2.93 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.8035S, -65.131WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 20:09:56 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.131 West, latitude 18.8035 North, depth = 28 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/18 / 2018-10-01 00:09:56 / October 1, 2018 @ 12:09 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018274001. Event ids that are associated: pr2018274001.

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). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 55 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.131° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8035° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2018-10-01 00:09:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-01 04:36:22 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 132 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 333 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 pr2018274001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018274001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018274001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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