A minor earthquake magnitude 3.74 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.74-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:38:21 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6738 West, latitude 19.1446 North, depth = 43 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021037009. Id of event: pr2021037009. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 09:38:21 / February 6, 2021 @ 9:38 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 90 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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