A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9058° West, 19.0743° North, depth 34 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 17:33:06 / January 2, 2021 @ 5:33 pm. Unique identifier: pr2021002015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021002015. The epicenter was at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:33:06 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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