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Light earthquake 4.03 mag, 46 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.7076S, -64.5985WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.03 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 10:39:44 / July 26, 2020 @ 10:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:39:44 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020208003. Event ids that are associated: us6000b4c6, pr2020208003. Exact location, longitude -64.5985° West, latitude 18.7076° North, depth = 30 km.

Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). 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).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 46 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.03 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5985° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7076° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46 km NNE of Cruz Bay, 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 2020-07-26 10:39:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-26 11:34:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 30 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 262 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 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.3723 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 218 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 pr2020208003 Id of event.
Event Code 2020208003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b4c6,pr2020208003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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