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Minor earthquake, 3.72 mag strikes near Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.808S, -64.7046WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.72 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7046 West, latitude 18.808 North, depth = 38 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bjsp, pr2020252018. Id of event: pr2020252018. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 15:57:48 / September 8, 2020 @ 3:57 pm. The temblor was detected at 15:57:48 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 53 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.72 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7046° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.808° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53 km N 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 15:57:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-08 16:18:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 213 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.3239 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 337 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 pr2020252018 Id of event.
Event Code 2020252018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bjsp,pr2020252018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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