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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag has occurred near Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 17.7576S, -64.1211WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 05:57:59 / January 28, 2021 @ 5:57 am. Event id: pr2021028009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021028009. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:57:59 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.1211° West, 17.7576° North, depth 69 km.

The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 66 km E of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.1211° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7576° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66 km E of Saint Croix, 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 2021-01-28 05:57:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-28 16:34:16 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 211 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 1.4711 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 350 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 pr2021028009 Id of event.
Event Code 2021028009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021028009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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