A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Richlands in Virginia. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 03:54:52 / February 12, 2021 @ 3:54 am. The temblor was detected at 03:54:52 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -81.7661 West, latitude 37.1782 North, depth = 5 km. Unique identifier: us6000dgvv. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dgvv.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bristol, Bristol, Pikeville (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Bristol (c. 26 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Bristol (c. 17 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Bluefield (c. 10 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Wytheville (c. 8 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Abingdon (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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 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: 9 km NNE of Richlands, Virginia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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