A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.68 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dj5n, pr2021072008. Unique identifier: pr2021072008. Exact location of event, depth 66 km, -64.6508° West, 19.109° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/03/21 / 2021-03-13 21:24:01 / March 13, 2021 @ 9:24 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66 km (41 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:24:01 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter 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 twelve, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 87 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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