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Minor earthquake: M3.15 quake has struck near Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 17.840833333333S, -64.930166666667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.06 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/06/24 / 2024-06-07 23:31:06 / June 7, 2024 @ 11:31 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:31:06 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.930166666667° West, latitude 17.840833333333° North, depth = 30.06 km. Event id: pr71451768. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr71451768.

Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Close 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km WNW of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.15 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.930166666667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.840833333333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23 km WNW 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 2024-06-07 23:31:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-08 00:04:33 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 153 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1806 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 pr71451768 Id of event.
Event Code 71451768 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr71451768, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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