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Minor earthquake, 3.62 mag was detected near Virgin Islands region

Earthquake location 18.2836S, -64.3175WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.3175° West, latitude 18.2836° North, depth = 112 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/18 / 2018-12-24 03:41:14 / December 24, 2018 @ 3:41 am UTC/GMT. The 3.62-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:41:14 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018358002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018358002.

The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.62 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.3175° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2836° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112 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 2018-12-24 03:41:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-24 08:24:10 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 202 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 1.5378 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 348 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 pr2018358002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018358002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018358002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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