A minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 08:21:14 / February 6, 2021 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 08:21:14 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021037006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df3b, pr2021037006. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7951° West, 18.9108° North, depth 89 km.
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days seventy-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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