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Minor earthquake, 3.67 mag strikes near Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.2181S, -64.8441WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.67 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 22:48:08 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.8441 West, latitude 18.2181 North, depth = 142 km. Event id: pr2020353012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020353012. Global time and date of event 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 22:48:08 / December 18, 2020 @ 10:48 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 56 km (34 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km SSW of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.67 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8441° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2181° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 142 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km SSW of Cruz Bay, 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 2020-12-18 22:48:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-18 23:47:52 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 207 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0075 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 342 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 pr2020353012 Id of event.
Event Code 2020353012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020353012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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