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Minor earthquake, 3.88 mag strikes near Virgin Islands region

Earthquake location 18.1878S, -64.348WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/10/20 / 2020-10-11 22:27:53 / October 11, 2020 @ 10:27 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7lv, pr2020285020. Id of event: pr2020285020. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.348 West, latitude 18.1878 North, depth = 73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73 km (45 miles). The 3.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:27:53 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 50 km (31 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Virgin Islands region.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.348° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1878° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Virgin Islands region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-11 22:27:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-11 22:54:11 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 232 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.5015 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 pr2020285020 Id of event.
Event Code 2020285020 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c7lv,pr2020285020, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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