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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.0185S, -64.0396WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 23:21:39 / January 24, 2021 @ 11:21 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.24 km (69 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d30b. Event ids that are associated: us7000d30b. Exact location of event, longitude -64.0396 West, latitude 18.0185 North, depth = 111.24 km. The temblor was reported at 23:21:39 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Valley, Philipsburg, Cul de Sac (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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: 81 km ENE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.0396° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0185° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81 km ENE of Saint Croix, 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 2021-01-24 23:21:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-24 23:35:30 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 416 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 0.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000d30b Id of event.
Event Code 7000d30b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d30b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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