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Minor earthquake, 3.55 mag strikes near Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.9108S, -64.7951WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 08:21:14 / February 6, 2021 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 08:21:14 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021037006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df3b, pr2021037006. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7951° West, 18.9108° North, depth 89 km.

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days seventy-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.55 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7951° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9108° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64 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 2021-02-06 08:21:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-06 09:50:34 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 194 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.1115 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 328 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 pr2021037006 Id of event.
Event Code 2021037006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000df3b,pr2021037006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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