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Minor earthquake 3.09 mag, 81 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.0313S, -65.2043WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 81 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (50 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:16:29 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 21:16:29 / October 22, 2019 @ 9:16 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019295018. Id of event: pr2019295018. The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.2043 West, latitude 19.0313 North, depth = 30 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor 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. 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: 81 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.09 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2043° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0313° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km 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 2019-10-22 21:16:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-22 22:13:52 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 147 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.3021 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 310 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 pr2019295018 Id of event.
Event Code 2019295018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019295018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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