A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.85 km (12 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:15:35 / 10:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dj63. Id of event: us7000dj63. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/21 / 2021-03-13 22:15:35 / March 13, 2021 @ 10:15 pm. Exact location, longitude -64.7224° West, latitude 19.1155° North, depth = 18.85 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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