A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 22:35:00 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.896° West, latitude 19.0066° North, depth = 39 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021072007. Unique identifier: pr2021072007. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/21 / 2021-03-13 22:35:00 / March 13, 2021 @ 10:35 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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