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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.6903S, -64.907WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.21 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.907 West, latitude 18.6903 North, depth = 8.21 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 02:43:14 / June 23, 2020 @ 2:43 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:43:14 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000agye. Event ids that are associated: us6000agye.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town. Close 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 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.907° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6903° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km 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 2020-06-23 02:43:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-23 02:51:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 148 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 1.047 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 330 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 us6000agye Id of event.
Event Code 6000agye An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000agye, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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