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

Earthquake location 18.4883S, -64.1336WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.55-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:46:45 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 89 km (55 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021052005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021052005. Exact location of event, longitude -64.1336 West, latitude 18.4883 North, depth = 89 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 08:46:45 / February 21, 2021 @ 8:46 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 71 km ENE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.55 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.1336° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4883° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71 km ENE 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 2021-02-21 08:46:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-21 10:59:23 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 ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.1459 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 202 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 pr2021052005 Id of event.
Event Code 2021052005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021052005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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