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Minor earthquake, 3.47 mag was detected near Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 17.9993S, -64.932WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, Virgin Islands kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr2020199001. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aq59, pr2020199001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 04:37:11 / July 17, 2020 @ 4:37 am. The temblor was picked up at 04:37:11 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.932 West, latitude 17.9993 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby 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). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Tortola, Road Town.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.47 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.932° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 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 2020-07-17 04:37:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-17 06:20:09 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 185 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9278 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 341 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 pr2020199001 Id of event.
Event Code 2020199001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aq59,pr2020199001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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