A minor earthquake magnitude 3.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2021005012. Event ids that are associated: us6000d5uw, pr2021005012. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 18:50:42 / January 5, 2021 @ 6:50 pm. Exact location, longitude -64.4455° West, latitude 18.8398° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:50:42 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
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 nine, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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