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Minor earthquake: M3.41 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.915S, -65.0721WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0721 West, latitude 18.915 North, depth = 43 km. Id of earthquake: pr2021037014. Event ids that are associated: pr2021037014. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 10:38:52 / February 6, 2021 @ 10:38 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:38:52 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Culebra, Road Town.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 65 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.41 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0721° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 km NNW 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 10:38:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-06 11:49:46 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 179 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0957 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 333 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 pr2021037014 Id of event.
Event Code 2021037014 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021037014, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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