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Minor earthquake, 3.74 mag strikes near Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.2068S, -64.712WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.74 (ml/mb) strikes 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.712 West, latitude 19.2068 North, depth = 33 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:03:45 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020256003. Event ids that are associated: us7000bmci, pr2020256003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 08:03:45 / September 12, 2020 @ 8:03 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.74 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.712° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2068° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97 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 2020-09-12 08:03:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-12 09:02:55 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 215 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.5575 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 332 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 pr2020256003 Id of event.
Event Code 2020256003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bmci,pr2020256003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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