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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 61 km ENE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.0204S, -64.2581WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.74 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.2581° West, latitude 18.0204° North, depth = 6.74 km. Unique identifier: us6000c6hu. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20281001, us6000c6hu. The temblor was detected at 18:24:31 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 18:24:31 / October 7, 2020 @ 6:24 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Saint Croix. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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 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: 61 km ENE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2581° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0204° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61 km ENE 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 18:24:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-07 18:40:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 89 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 421 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 ,pt,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 1.045 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c6hu Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6hu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20281001,us6000c6hu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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