A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 23:21:41 / January 24, 2021 @ 11:21 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:21:41 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021024007. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d30b, pr2021024007. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -64.0708° West, latitude 18.2516° North, depth = 94 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cul de Sac, The Valley, Marigot (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, 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). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Cul de Sac (c. 8 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 76 km E of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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