A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 12:00:14 / February 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.9195° West, 19.111° North, depth 50 km. Unique identifier: pr2021039005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021039005. The temblor was picked up at 12:00:14 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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