A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6385 West, latitude 19.1216 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 22:14:56 / February 8, 2021 @ 10:14 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfqi, pr2021039021. Id of event: pr2021039021. The 3.71-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:14:56 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 88 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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