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Minor earthquake 3.7 mag, 41 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.6471S, -64.5771WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:39:43 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000b4c6. Event ids that are associated: us6000b4c6. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 10:39:43 / July 26, 2020 @ 10:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.67 km (25 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.5771° West, latitude 18.6471° North, depth = 40.67 km.

Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 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 city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten 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. 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: 41 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5771° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6471° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 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 10:39:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-26 10:53:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 211 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 1.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000b4c6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b4c6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b4c6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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