The objective functions adopted by earthquake early warning (EEW) location algorithms are inadequate for out‐of‐network earthquakes. As a result, the real‐time locations of these earthquakes are often erroneous. The consequences of mislocating out‐of‐network earthquakes are that their magnitudes are miscalculated, and the loci of their shaking predictions map are shifted. Given that the largest earthquakes occur in subduction settings, improving real‐time out‐of‐network earthquake location is of great importance. In this study, the Virtual Dynamically Assembled Array Algorithm (ViDA3) is introduced, which addresses the location issue of offshore and off‐network earthquakes. The guiding principle underlying the new EEW location algorithm is that standard seismic networks may be viewed as a collection of medium‐sized seismic arrays, with each array consisting of three or more network stations. The potential of array seismology for EEW against out‐of‐network earthquakes stems primarily from the slowness vector, which points at the direction of the epicentral region. Thus, this region may be constrained merely by intersecting two or more such vectors. In addition, the length of the slowness vector depends on the hypocentral distance and depth and is thus vital for addressing an acute problem in a subduction setting—discriminating between upper crust and deep slab earthquakes. Furthermore, when the slowness of the P phase is known, the slowness of the S phase is deduced, and the S‐phase arrival is searched for using the shift‐and‐sum practice. What makes ViDA3 so attractive is that, in locations where a real‐time network is already in place, these added values may be achieved without extra hardware or substantial budget requirements. We present the result of ViDA3 real‐time operation on a shallow earthquake offshore Vancouver Island and the result of its replay on a deep slab earthquake in northern Chile. ViDA3 performance is further assessed using a dataset of seismograms from the Mendocino Triple Junction area. It is concluded that ViDA3 location scheme outperforms currently available EEW location algorithms for out‐of‐network earthquakes.

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