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Minor earthquake, 3.44 mag was detected near Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 17.7451S, -64.1811WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 08:25:26 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 08:25:26 / December 7, 2020 @ 8:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 36 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.1811° West, latitude 17.7451° North, depth = 36 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020342004. Unique identifier: pr2020342004.

Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 60 km E of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.44 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.1811° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7451° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60 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 2020-12-07 08:25:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-07 09:58:36 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 182 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.7143 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 350 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 pr2020342004 Id of event.
Event Code 2020342004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020342004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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