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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 17.9956S, -64.3421WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 09:06:26 / October 8, 2020 @ 9:06 am. Unique identifier: pr2020282007. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6nk, pr2020282007. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:06:26 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3421 West, latitude 17.9956 North, depth = 85 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventy-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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km NE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.3421° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52 km NE 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 2020-10-08 09:06:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-08 10:13:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 235 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.5138 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 pr2020282007 Id of event.
Event Code 2020282007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6nk,pr2020282007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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