A minor earthquake magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.379° West, latitude 18.8723° North, depth = 24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 01:51:33 / January 17, 2021 @ 1:51 am. The 3.37-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:51:33 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2021017003. Event ids that are associated: pr2021017003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 74 km NE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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