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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.1411S, -64.2232WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 18:37:29 / October 7, 2020 @ 6:37 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -64.2232° West, 18.1411° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6iq. Id of event: us6000c6iq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:37:29 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Saint Croix, Cruz Bay.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 63 km ESE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2232° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1411° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km ESE 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 2020-10-07 18:37:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-07 19:22:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 34 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 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 253 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.067 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c6iq Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6iq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6iq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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