A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Richlands in Virginia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ccep. Id of event: us7000ccep. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/11/20 / 2020-11-09 07:35:35 / November 9, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:35:35 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -81.8203 West, latitude 37.1819 North, depth = 5 km.
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Bristol (c. 26 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bristol (c. 17 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Bluefield (c. 10 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Wytheville (c. 8 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Abingdon (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bristol, Bristol, Wytheville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km NNW of Richlands, Virginia.
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