A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3525 West, latitude 18.7418 North, depth = 32 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4ra, pr2021001006. Unique identifier: pr2021001006. The temblor was picked up at 07:12:59 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 07:12:59 / January 1, 2021 @ 7:12 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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