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Minor earthquake: M3.71 quake has struck near Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.2865S, -64.2078WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 00:04:46 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020282000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020282000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 00:04:46 / October 8, 2020 @ 12:04 am. Exact location, longitude -64.2078° West, latitude 18.2865° North, depth = 34 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (39 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).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km E of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.71 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2078° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2865° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62 km E 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 2020-10-08 00:04:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-08 00:49:42 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 212 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.6474 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 348 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 pr2020282000 Id of event.
Event Code 2020282000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020282000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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