A minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021037008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021037008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7251 West, latitude 19.1478 North, depth = 38 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 08:50:34 / February 6, 2021 @ 8:50 am. The temblor was reported at 08:50:34 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 90 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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