A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The temblor was detected at 19:23:18 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6588 West, latitude 18.9073 North, depth = 45 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021039017. Id of event: pr2021039017. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 19:23:18 / February 8, 2021 @ 7:23 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close 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 Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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