A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 05:57:59 / January 28, 2021 @ 5:57 am. Event id: pr2021028009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021028009. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:57:59 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.1211° West, 17.7576° North, depth 69 km.
The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 66 km E of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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