A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 125 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands (78 miles). Global time and date of event 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 19:17:31 / January 8, 2021 @ 7:17 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:17:31 / 7:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021008020. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021008020. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3306 West, latitude 19.379 North, depth = 51 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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