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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 46 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands (British Virgin Islands) on Sunday, 26 July 2020

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake  - 46 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands (British Virgin Islands) on Sunday, 26 July 2020
26 Jul 10:51 UTC: First to report: USGS after 11 minutes.
Jul 26 11:33: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 4.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.7 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 26 July 2020 10:39 UTC
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.7076°N / 64.5985°W (British Virgin Islands)
Nearest volcano: Saba (182 km / 113 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) N of Road Town (pop: 8,400)
47 km (29 mi) NE of Cruz Bay (pop: 2,700)
54 km (33 mi) NE of Charlotte Amalie (pop: 20,000)
148 km (92 mi) NE of Carolina (pop: 170,400)
161 km (100 mi) E of San Juan (pop: 418,100)
168 km (104 mi) NE of Bayamón (pop: 203,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 26 Jul 10:39 UTCM 4.0 / 30 km46 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands (British Virgin Islands)USGS
Sun, 26 Jul 10:39 UTCM 3.7 / 41 kmVirgin Islands Region (British Virgin Islands)EMSC

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Sapphire Beach, St Thomas (49.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very quick vibration accompanied by a rumbling sound, a slight chatter of lamps, lasted only few seconds
51 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI (46.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI (46.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
30.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Road Town, Tortola, BVI (28.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Fish Bay, St. John USVI / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Thought it was a truck. Loud vibrations.
Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands, 50 km SW of epicenter) : It felt like a big truck rolling by. (reported through EMSC)
St Thomas (Virgin Islands (U.S.), 50 km SW of epicenter) : Felt nothing (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 46 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands (British Virgin Islands) on Sunday, 26 July 2020

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