A minor earthquake magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 07:43:17 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/02/21 / 2021-02-11 07:43:17 / February 11, 2021 @ 7:43 am. Exact location, longitude -64.8036° West, latitude 19.1298° North, depth = 52 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021042007. Id of event: pr2021042007.
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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