A minor earthquake magnitude 3.53 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba . The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). The 3.53-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:55:58 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -63.9581° West, 18.0363° North, depth 32 km. Event id: pr2021003002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021003002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 01:55:58 / January 3, 2021 @ 1:55 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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