A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 22:25:14 / 10:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -64.791° West, 19.0635° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 22:25:14 / February 8, 2021 @ 10:25 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000dfql. Event ids that are associated: us6000dfql.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum 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 seventeen, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-six 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 81 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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