A minor earthquake magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 04:51:21 / January 19, 2021 @ 4:51 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.915° West, latitude 19.0831° North, depth = 66 km. The 3.57-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:51:21 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021019005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021019005.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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