A minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. The 3.55-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:56:29 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.4448° West, latitude 18.9926° North, depth = 33 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 23:56:29 / February 21, 2021 @ 11:56 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2021052011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djyu, pr2021052011.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 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 three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 81 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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