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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.7441S, -64.9393WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9393 West, latitude 18.7441 North, depth = 58 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2021026006. Event ids that are associated: pr2021026006. Global time and date of event 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 13:06:33 / January 26, 2021 @ 1:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:06:33 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.9393° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7441° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44 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 2021-01-26 13:06:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-26 14:15:51 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 178 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8913 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 330 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 pr2021026006 Id of event.
Event Code 2021026006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021026006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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