A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:56:09 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 06:56:09 / February 6, 2021 @ 6:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8201 West, latitude 19.22 North, depth = 24.74 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000df26. Unique identifier: us6000df26. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.74 km (15 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days sixty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 97 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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