A minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 04:51:44 / January 22, 2021 @ 4:51 am. Exact location, longitude -64.6755° West, latitude 18.9711° North, depth = 35 km. The 3.42-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:51:44 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021022003. Id of event: pr2021022003. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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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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: 71 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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