A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:40:30 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -64.2446° West, 18.1503° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 06:40:30 / January 22, 2021 @ 6:40 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2bc. Unique identifier: us7000d2bc.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Saint Croix, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 61 km ESE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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