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Minor earthquake 3.52 mag, 93 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.1728S, -64.777WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.52 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:50:38 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2021020010. Event ids that are associated: pr2021020010. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.777 West, latitude 19.1728 North, depth = 34 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 06:50:38 / January 20, 2021 @ 6:50 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 93 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.52 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.777° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1728° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93 km N of Cruz Bay, 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 06:50:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-20 07:44:38 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 191 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.326 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 327 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 pr2021020010 Id of event.
Event Code 2021020010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021020010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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