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Minor earthquake 3.36 mag, 44 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.743S, -64.8835WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). The 3.36-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:51:02 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.8835° West, latitude 18.743° North, depth = 22 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 00:51:02 / February 1, 2021 @ 12:51 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021032007. Unique identifier: pr2021032007.

Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close 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).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.36 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8835° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.743° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22 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 2021-02-01 00:51:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-01 01:38:36 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 174 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9298 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 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 pr2021032007 Id of event.
Event Code 2021032007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021032007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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