A minor earthquake magnitude 3.52 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:50:38 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2021020010. Event ids that are associated: pr2021020010. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.777 West, latitude 19.1728 North, depth = 34 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 06:50:38 / January 20, 2021 @ 6:50 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 93 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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