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Minor earthquake 2.86 mag, 37 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.6215S, -64.609333333333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 19:37:13 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 2.3 km (1 miles). Unique identifier: pr71452438. Ids that are associated to the event: pr71452438. Global time and date of event 12/06/24 / 2024-06-12 19:37:13 / June 12, 2024 @ 7:37 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.609333333333 West, latitude 18.6215 North, depth = 2.3 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.609333333333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6215° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37 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 2024-06-12 19:37:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-12 19:58:45 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 126 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2005 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 304 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 pr71452438 Id of event.
Event Code 71452438 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr71452438, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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