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Minor earthquake 3.59 mag, 16 km S of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.1801S, -64.7693WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bmp9, pr2020257005. Id of event: pr2020257005. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7693 West, latitude 18.1801 North, depth = 129 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/20 / 2020-09-13 10:18:46 / September 13, 2020 @ 10:18 am. The temblor was reported at 10:18:46 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 129 km (80 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Saint Croix. Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km S of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.59 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7693° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1801° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km S 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 2020-09-13 10:18:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-13 12:07:49 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 198 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0802 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 343 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 pr2020257005 Id of event.
Event Code 2020257005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bmp9,pr2020257005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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