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Minor earthquake: M2.94 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.9863S, -65.0825WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Event id: pr2018322006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018322006. Exact location of event, longitude -65.0825 West, latitude 18.9863 North, depth = 37 km. The temblor was reported at 05:35:27 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/18 / 2018-11-18 09:35:27 / November 18, 2018 @ 9:35 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Close country/countries, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy 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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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: 73 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0825° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9863° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2018-11-18 09:35:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-18 10:45:15 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 133 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.1402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 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 pr2018322006 Id of event.
Event Code 2018322006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018322006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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