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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.7618S, -64.9906WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 22:11:16 / May 31, 2019 @ 10:11 pm. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:11:16 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.9906 West, latitude 18.7618 North, depth = 65 km. Unique identifier: pr2019151016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019151016. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town. 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). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 46 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9906° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7618° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km 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 2019-05-31 22:11:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-01 01:30:44 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 136 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 337 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 pr2019151016 Id of event.
Event Code 2019151016 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019151016, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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