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Minor earthquake, 3.03 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.5995S, -64.8808WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). Exact location of event, depth 49 km, -64.8808° West, 18.5995° North. Event id: pr2018322004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018322004. The temblor was reported at 23:14:06 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/11/18 / 2018-11-18 03:14:06 / November 18, 2018 @ 3:14 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola. 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).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 28 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.03 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8808° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km 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 2018-11-18 03:14:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-18 07:44:20 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 141 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0706 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 343 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 pr2018322004 Id of event.
Event Code 2018322004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018322004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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