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Minor earthquake 3.77 mag, 11 km SW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.2675S, -65.0073WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.77 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 10:05:30 / December 16, 2020 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. The 3.77-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:05:30 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132 km (82 miles). Exact location of event, depth 132 km, -65.0073° West, 18.2675° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crip, pr2020351006. Id of event: pr2020351006.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km SW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.77 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0073° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11 km SW of Charlotte Amalie, 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 2020-12-16 10:05:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-16 10:35:56 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 219 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 341 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 pr2020351006 Id of event.
Event Code 2020351006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crip,pr2020351006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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