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Minor earthquake, 3.17 mag was detected near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.8981S, -65.1466WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:05:00 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 77 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 17:05:00 / January 15, 2019 @ 5:05 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1466 West, latitude 18.8981 North, depth = 77 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019015019. Event ids that are associated: pr2019015019.

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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay. Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1466° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2019-01-15 17:05:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-15 21:29:17 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 155 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2414 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331 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 pr2019015019 Id of event.
Event Code 2019015019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019015019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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