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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 17.9687S, -64.2783WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 01:21:25 / October 9, 2020 @ 1:21 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.95 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6wr. Unique identifier: us6000c6wr. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:21:25 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.95 km, -64.2783° West, 17.9687° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2783° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9687° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56 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 2020-10-09 01:21:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 01:39:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 312 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 1.045 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c6wr Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6wr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6wr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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