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Minor earthquake, 3.68 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.1643S, -64.7991WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.68 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021040015. Unique identifier: pr2021040015. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 09:24:32 / February 9, 2021 @ 9:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7991 West, latitude 19.1643 North, depth = 65 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). The 3.68-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:24:32 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 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 twenty-four, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 92 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.68 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.7991° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1643° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92 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 2021-02-09 09:24:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-09 12:12:40 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 208 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 332 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 pr2021040015 Id of event.
Event Code 2021040015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021040015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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