A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.4108° West, 18.8785° North, depth 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df3b. Id of event: us6000df3b. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 08:21:09 / February 6, 2021 @ 8:21 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:21:09 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 72 km NE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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