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Minor earthquake, 3.36 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands


Earthquake location 18.6671S, -65.0408WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -65.0408° West, latitude 18.6671° North, depth = 48 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). The 3.36-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:07:50 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ajf3, pr2020189004. Id of event: pr2020189004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 12:07:50 / July 7, 2020 @ 12:07 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close 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 cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 37 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.36 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0408° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6671° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37 km 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 2020-07-07 12:07:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-07 21:39:31 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 174 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 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 pr2020189004 Id of event.
Event Code 2020189004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ajf3,pr2020189004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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