A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.65 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The 3.65-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:05:12 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 18:05:12 / February 8, 2021 @ 6:05 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7578 West, latitude 19.0428 North, depth = 78 km. Unique identifier: pr2021039015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021039015.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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