A minor earthquake magnitude 3.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 09:32:06 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2021008012. Event ids that are associated: pr2021008012. Global time and date of event 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 09:32:06 / January 8, 2021 @ 9:32 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56 km (35 miles). Exact location of event, depth 56 km, -64.3048° West, 19.1175° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 101 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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