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Minor earthquake, 3.89 mag has occurred near Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.1938S, -64.6816WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.89 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 31 km, -64.6816° West, 19.1938° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 07:11:16 / February 6, 2021 @ 7:11 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df2t, pr2021037005. Id of event: pr2021037005. The temblor was picked up at 07:11:16 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 96 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6816° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1938° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96 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 07:11:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-06 09:22:25 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 233 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4003 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 324 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 pr2021037005 Id of event.
Event Code 2021037005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000df2t,pr2021037005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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