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Minor earthquake 3.72 mag, 75 km E of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 17.6398S, -64.0368WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.72 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.0368° West, 17.6398° North, depth 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 19:57:07 / October 7, 2020 @ 7:57 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:57:07 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020281018. Unique identifier: pr2020281018. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 75 km E of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.72 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.0368° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6398° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75 km E of Saint Croix, 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 2020-10-07 19:57:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-07 20:37:28 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 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 ,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 1.8804 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 347 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 pr2020281018 Id of event.
Event Code 2020281018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020281018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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