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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 60 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.8851S, -64.9475WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:33:04 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.9475° West, latitude 18.8851° North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 12:33:04 / February 5, 2020 @ 12:33 pm. Event id: us70007j0g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007j0g.

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 event was 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days four hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9475° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8851° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2020-02-05 12:33:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-05 13:03:26 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.656 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 321 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 us70007j0g Id of event.
Event Code 70007j0g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007j0g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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