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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 13 km WSW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.304S, -65.054WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:41:41 / 5:41 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt19209051. Unique identifier: pt19209051. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/07/19 / 2019-07-28 21:41:41 / July 28, 2019 @ 9:41 pm. Exact location, longitude -65.054° West, latitude 18.304° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Santa Barbara, Yabucoa.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km WSW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.054° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.304° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WSW 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 2019-07-28 21:41:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-28 21:49:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 301 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt19209051 Id of event.
Event Code 19209051 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19209051, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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