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Minor earthquake, 3.31 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.3316S, -65.1123WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 08:39:14 / December 24, 2019 @ 8:39 am. The 3.31-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:39:14 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019358009. Id of event: pr2019358009. Exact location of event, depth 34 km, -65.1123° West, 18.3316° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Loíza, Las Piedras. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km W of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.31 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1123° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3316° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km W 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 2019-12-24 08:39:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-24 11:50:33 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 169 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7605 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 345 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 pr2019358009 Id of event.
Event Code 2019358009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019358009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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