A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 07:11:16 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.8508° West, latitude 19.0512° North, depth = 25.5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.5 km (16 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000df2t. Event ids that are associated: us6000df2t. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 07:11:16 / February 6, 2021 @ 7:11 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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