A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region on Tuesday. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:50:41 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 18:50:41 / January 5, 2021 @ 6:50 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.4016° West, latitude 18.6215° North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5uw. Unique identifier: us6000d5uw.
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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