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Light earthquake, 4.38 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.2243S, -64.8868WA light earthquake magnitude 4.38 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df26, pr2021037003. Id of event: pr2021037003. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 06:56:12 / February 6, 2021 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.38-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:56:12 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8868 West, latitude 19.2243 North, depth = 24 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 97 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 4.38 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8868° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2243° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97 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 2021-02-06 06:56:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-06 08:48:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 295 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 31 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.309 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 211 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 pr2021037003 Id of event.
Event Code 2021037003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000df26,pr2021037003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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