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Minor earthquake, 3.43 mag has occurred near Virgin Islands region

Earthquake location 18.6986S, -64.6313WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:59:08 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.6313° West, latitude 18.6986° North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 03:59:08 / December 6, 2018 @ 3:59 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018340003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018340003.

Nearby 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 cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: Virgin Islands region.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.43 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6313° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6986° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Virgin Islands region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-06 03:59:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-06 08:57:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 181 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 1.3386 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 346 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 pr2018340003 Id of event.
Event Code 2018340003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018340003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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