Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.3 - Isole Vergini Britanniche, 78 km northeast da St Croix (Southcentral, Saint Croix Island, Isole Vergini Americane), mercoledì, 07 ottobre 2020 -

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.3 - Isole Vergini Britanniche, 78 km northeast da St Croix (Southcentral, Saint Croix Island, Isole Vergini Americane), mercoledì, 07 ottobre 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Oct 18:29 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 5 minuti.
7 Oct 18:40: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.1 a 5.0. Profondità ricalcolata da 13.3 a 6.7 km (da 8.3 a 4.2 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 6.7 km (4.2 mi) al SSW.
7 Oct 19:12: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.0 a 5.2. Profondità ricalcolata da 6.7 a 5.0 km (da 4.2 a 3.1 mi).
7 Oct 19:23: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.2 a 5.3. Profondità ricalcolata da 5.0 a 10.0 km (da 3.1 a 6.2 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 18.8 km (11.7 mi) al NNE.
Data & ora: 7 Oct 2020 06:24:34 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 7 Oct 2:24 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitudine: 5.3
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 18,174°N / 64,1781°W (Isole Vergini Britanniche)
Vulcano più vicino: Saba (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km ESE da Road Town (pop: 8,450)
67 km ESE da Cruz Bay (Isole Vergini Americane) (pop: 2,740)
78 km NE da St Croix (Southcentral, Isole Vergini Americane) (pop: 50,600)
82 km ESE da Charlotte Amalie (Isole Vergini Americane) (pop: 20,000)
189 km E da Carolina (Portorico) (pop: 170,400)
198 km E da Caguas (Cañabon Barrio, Portorico) (pop: 86,800)
206 km E da San Juan (Portorico) (pop: 418,100)
210 km E da Bayamon (Portorico) (pop: 203,500)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 30.7°C (87 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from ESE
Fonte dati primaria: USGS
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 5,6 x 1012 joules (1,56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [saperne di più]
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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 5.310 km61 Km ENE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin IslandsUSGS
M 5.210 kmVirgin Islands, British Virgin IslandsGFZ
M 5.210 kmVirgin Islands Region, U.S. Virgin IslandsEMSC
M 5.110 kmVirgin Islands, U.S. Virgin IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake (91)

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Ponce (278.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in my office working in a 4th floor and was scary | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Brodhead, KY (2906.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating : Thumping sounds | One user found this interesting.
207.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : Started weak sideways movement gradually increasing. Lasted about 15 seconds. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
57.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Road town (53 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s : Sitting on office chair, no noise , just a big lurch. Moved chair.
Villa Borinquen , Vieques (133.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
119.8 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was in bed felt the bed shake for 10 seconds. Was definitely an earthquake
211.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
208 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Cidra (205 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Mayaguez (309.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
133.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Manati PR (242.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
201.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Charlotte amalie, st. Thomas USVI (1486.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was sitting at the computer when I felt the shaking. (reported through our app)
311.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
83.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake (reported through our app)
Humacao, Puerto Rico (174.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
San Juan, Puerto Rico / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was sitting in my kitchen here in San Juan Puerto Rico, and the chair started to swing/vibrate a little. I felt it for a few seconds
Puerto Rico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Christiansted VI / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 15-20 s
Kingshill, VI / not felt
Bordeaux Mtn St John. Very intense shaking for mor / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
St. John / not felt : I didn’t feel it
St. John / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Christiansted USVI / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : In a office and felt shaking
St. John / not felt : I didn’t feel it
Mayaguez, PR / not felt
Puerto Rico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tortola BVI westend / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
KINGSHILL / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Belle Vue, British Virgin Islands / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
(United States of America, 47 km SW of epicenter) : I was in quite a stable building, with not many pieces of furniture so there wasn't much to be rattled, but the earthquake was unmistakable and quite strong. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Humacao (Puerto Rico, 164 km W of epicenter) : HERE IN HUMACAO PUERTO RICO..WALLS AND BED..SWAYING VERY HARD MOVED MIRROR ON FLOOR.. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Bairoa (Puerto Rico, 188 km W of epicenter) : Heard the noise (boom) and moved my chair and water glass moving wildly | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Luis M. Cintron (Puerto Rico, 148 km W of epicenter) : Saw the TV move and a swing moving in my living room. Felt a small shake while I was sitting on the couch. In Fajardo, Puerto Rico | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Esperanza (Puerto Rico, 126 km W of epicenter) : Mild shaking for about 3 seconds | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Comerío (Puerto Rico, 208 km W of epicenter) : Jamaqueo leve. (reported through EMSC)
Camuy (Puerto Rico, 275 km W of epicenter) : Not felt, Camuy PR (reported through EMSC)
Tierras Nuevas Poniente (Puerto Rico, 238 km W of epicenter) : I felt my table and flood shake. Saw my water in the bottle vibrating. Wasn't enough to make anything fall. But it gave a shimmy. (reported through EMSC)
(United States of America, 225 km W of epicenter) : Solo senti el movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 199 km W of epicenter) : 14th story building. Shakes horizontally (reported through EMSC)
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 199 km W of epicenter) : Condado San Juan Puerto Rico - quinto piso - movimiento leves en aumento de 2 a 3 seg (reported through EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 196 km W of epicenter) : I was working standing and walking in San Juan , Puerto Rico, and did not feel it. (reported through EMSC)
Carolina (Puerto Rico, 181 km W of epicenter) : Estaba en el carro (reported through EMSC)
La Fermina (Puerto Rico, 166 km W of epicenter) : En Humacao PR se sintió leve (reported through EMSC)
Ramos (Puerto Rico, 155 km W of epicenter) : Felt my recliner swaying (reported through EMSC)
Isabel Segunda (Puerto Rico, 123 km W of epicenter) : Felt the walls moving, not just the floor. (reported through EMSC)
San Juan (United States of America, 200 km W of epicenter) : Hato Rey, San Juan, PR (reported through EMSC)
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 200 km W of epicenter) : San Juan (reported through EMSC)
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 200 km W of epicenter) : Terrible (reported through EMSC)
Carolina (Puerto Rico, 182 km W of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
San Lorenzo (Puerto Rico, 178 km W of epicenter) : Leve movimiento en Juncos, PR. (reported through EMSC)
Pájaros (Puerto Rico, 209 km W of epicenter) : Felt swaying for a few seconds. Bayamon PR (reported through EMSC)
Levittown (Puerto Rico, 208 km W of epicenter) : Sentido en Levittown. Corto y movimiento vertical. (reported through EMSC)
Bayamón (Puerto Rico, 204 km W of epicenter) : En Bayamón. (reported through EMSC)
Bayamón (Puerto Rico, 204 km W of epicenter) : Estacionada en carro, se sintió movimiento (reported through EMSC)
San Juan (United States of America, 201 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió leve como 1 minuto (reported through EMSC)
San Juan (United States of America, 201 km W of epicenter) : Estaba acostado en la cama viendo como se movia de lado a lado (reported through EMSC)
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 201 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió en Guaynabo (reported through EMSC)
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 201 km W of epicenter) : Plaza las Américas (reported through EMSC)
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 201 km W of epicenter) : Bed was shaking (reported through EMSC)
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 201 km W of epicenter) : the bed moved (reported through EMSC)
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 201 km W of epicenter) : Fuerte en Hato Rey Sur (reported through EMSC)
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 200 km W of epicenter) : Mercantil plaza hato rey. Se sintió fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 200 km W of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 200 km W of epicenter) : Light movement (reported through EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 198 km W of epicenter) : Estaba en el carro estaciona y se sintio. (reported through EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 198 km W of epicenter) : Se movió la cama (reported through EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 198 km W of epicenter) : Smal (reported through EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 198 km W of epicenter) : Bien leve en San Juan y de corta duración. (reported through EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 198 km W of epicenter) : Fuerte por más de 10 segundos !!! (reported through EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 198 km W of epicenter) : Shook in Guaynabo (reported through EMSC)
Bairoa (Puerto Rico, 188 km W of epicenter) : Se movió el sofá de lado a lado fuertemente pero corto tiempo (como 5 segundos) (reported through EMSC)
Bairoa (Puerto Rico, 188 km W of epicenter) : Todo se movió y mis perros empezaron a llorar un minuto antes del movimiento. (reported through EMSC)
Trujillo Alto (Puerto Rico, 187 km W of epicenter) : Short vibration. Office chair rocked. San Juan, PR (reported through EMSC)
Carolina (Puerto Rico, 183 km W of epicenter) : I felt the shacking (reported through EMSC)
Carolina (Puerto Rico, 183 km W of epicenter) : Suave en Carolina. (reported through EMSC)
Celada (Puerto Rico, 181 km W of epicenter) : Gurabo area (reported through EMSC)
Bartolo (Puerto Rico, 170 km W of epicenter) : Felt it strong, house shakes for some time. (reported through EMSC)
Pueblito del Rio (Puerto Rico, 169 km W of epicenter) : En Bo Caimito de Juncos, en el auto, estacionado, se movió, lento, pero duradero. (reported through EMSC)
Humacao (Puerto Rico, 164 km W of epicenter) : En Humacao se sintió leve (reported through EMSC)
Humacao (Puerto Rico, 164 km W of epicenter) : HUMACAO.P.R. JUST FELT BED AND WALLS MOVING.. (reported through EMSC)
Palmer (Puerto Rico, 164 km W of epicenter) : Felt in Rio Grande. (reported through EMSC)
Fajardo (Puerto Rico, 150 km W of epicenter) : Fajardo (reported through EMSC)
Fajardo (Puerto Rico, 150 km W of epicenter) : Sentada en el sofá. Se movió y los perros de la calle ladraron (reported through EMSC)
Luis M. Cintron (Puerto Rico, 148 km W of epicenter) : Isleta marina se sintio (reported through EMSC)
Luis M. Cintron (Puerto Rico, 148 km W of epicenter) : Fajardo, puerto rico it felt really hard. (reported through EMSC)
Luis M. Cintron (Puerto Rico, 148 km W of epicenter) : Fajardo area (reported through EMSC)
Philipsburg (Sint Maarten, 132 km E of epicenter) : Felt earthquake in Sint Maarten (reported through EMSC)
Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands, 80 km NW of epicenter) : Heard the rumble and felt the shake (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake British Virgin Islands, 78 km northeast of St Croix (Southcentral, Saint Croix Island, U.S. Virgin Islands), 7 Oct 2:24 pm (GMT -4)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 11 Oct 2020 22:27 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Oct 2020 22:27 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 09:06 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    85 km (52.8 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 02:55 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 02:55 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 00:04 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Oct 2020 18:37 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - British Virgin Islands, 78 km northeast of St Croix (Southcentral, Saint Croix Island, U.S. Virgin Islands), on 7 Oct 2:24 pm (GMT -4)

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