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Minor earthquake, 3.42 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.2095S, -64.8806WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 96 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (60 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021020007. Unique identifier: pr2021020007. The temblor was picked up at 05:48:31 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 05:48:31 / January 20, 2021 @ 5:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8806° West, 19.2095° North, depth 34 km.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 96 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.42 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8806° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2095° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96 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 2021-01-20 05:48:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-20 06:39:13 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 180 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2995 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 325 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 pr2021020007 Id of event.
Event Code 2021020007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021020007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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