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Minor earthquake, 3.11 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.7605S, -65.171WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -65.171 West, latitude 18.7605 North, depth = 26 km. The temblor was reported at 16:01:19 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/19 / 2019-10-13 20:01:19 / October 13, 2019 @ 8:01 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019286019. Unique identifier: pr2019286019. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26 km (16 miles).

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). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Luquillo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.11 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.171° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7605° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 2019-10-13 20:01:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-13 23:34:41 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 149 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0181 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 333 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 pr2019286019 Id of event.
Event Code 2019286019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019286019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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