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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.7208S, -64.6245WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2e1. Unique identifier: us6000d2e1. Exact location of earthquake, -64.6245° West, 18.7208° North, depth 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:04:17 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 03:04:17 / December 24, 2020 @ 3:04 am.

Epicenter of the event was 31 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three 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. 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: 46 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6245° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7208° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46 km NNE 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 2020-12-24 03:04:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-24 03:14:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 189 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.297 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 227 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d2e1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d2e1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d2e1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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