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Light earthquake 4.54 mag, 70 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.958S, -65.1036WA light earthquake magnitude 4.54 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2020323008. Event ids that are associated: pt20323050, us6000cpsl, pr2020323008. Exact location, longitude -65.1036° West, latitude 18.958° North, depth = 31 km. The temblor was detected at 11:59:09 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/11/20 / 2020-11-18 11:59:09 / November 18, 2020 @ 11:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Ceiba, Luquillo. The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 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).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.54 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1036° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.958° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70 km NNW 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 2020-11-18 11:59:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-18 14:15:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 26 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 327 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 ,pt,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.105 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 pr2020323008 Id of event.
Event Code 2020323008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20323050,us6000cpsl,pr2020323008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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