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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 19.0564S, -64.8205WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:10:48 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df2y. Id of event: us6000df2y. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.45 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 07:10:48 / February 6, 2021 @ 7:10 am. Exact location of event, depth 24.45 km, -64.8205° West, 19.0564° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-nine, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 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: 79 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.8205° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0564° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79 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 07:10:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-21 06:44:19 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 178 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.333 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000df2y Id of event.
Event Code 6000df2y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000df2y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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