A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 40 km, -64.7286° West, 19.0955° North. The temblor was picked up at 07:59:16 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/02/21 / 2021-02-07 07:59:16 / February 7, 2021 @ 7:59 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2021038004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfbc, pr2021038004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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