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Minor earthquake 3.71 mag, 87 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.0508S, -64.4545WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020252000. Id of event: pr2020252000. The 3.71-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:42 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.4545 West, latitude 19.0508 North, depth = 37 km. Global time and date of event 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 01:17:42 / September 8, 2020 @ 1:17 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.

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 six, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 87 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.71 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.4545° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0508° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87 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 2020-09-08 01:17:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-08 02:03:41 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 212 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 ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.6643 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338 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 pr2020252000 Id of event.
Event Code 2020252000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020252000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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