A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 23:10:52 / January 18, 2021 @ 11:10 pm. Event id: pr2021018013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021018013. The temblor was detected at 23:10:52 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.803 West, latitude 18.9318 North, depth = 54 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 66 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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