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Minor earthquake: M3.57 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.0831S, -64.915WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 04:51:21 / January 19, 2021 @ 4:51 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.915° West, latitude 19.0831° North, depth = 66 km. The 3.57-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:51:21 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021019005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021019005.

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 82 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.57 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.915° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0831° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82 km N of Charlotte Amalie, 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 2021-01-19 04:51:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-19 05:17:00 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 196 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 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 pr2021019005 Id of event.
Event Code 2021019005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021019005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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