A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. Id of earthquake: us6000d4ra. Event ids that are associated: us6000d4ra. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:12:57 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 07:12:57 / January 1, 2021 @ 7:12 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3278 West, latitude 18.7882 North, depth = 35 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km NE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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