A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr2021021004. Event ids that are associated: pr2021021004. The 3.38-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:55:35 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 11:55:35 / January 21, 2021 @ 11:55 am. Exact location of earthquake, -64.6281° West, 19.0233° North, depth 58 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 58 km (36 miles).
Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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 Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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