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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 17.652S, -64.3165WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr2020283008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020283008. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:46:32 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.3165° West, latitude 17.652° North, depth = 71 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 11:46:32 / October 9, 2020 @ 11:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71 km (44 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Close country/countries, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix.

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 three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km E of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.3165° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.652° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46 km E 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 11:46:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 12:13:37 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 188 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.6087 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 pr2020283008 Id of event.
Event Code 2020283008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020283008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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