A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 23:21:39 / January 24, 2021 @ 11:21 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.24 km (69 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d30b. Event ids that are associated: us7000d30b. Exact location of event, longitude -64.0396 West, latitude 18.0185 North, depth = 111.24 km. The temblor was reported at 23:21:39 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), Sint Maarten (c. 37 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Valley, Philipsburg, Cul de Sac (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km ENE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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