A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.78 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The temblor was reported at 06:40:33 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021022001. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2bc, pr2021022001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2148 West, latitude 18.438 North, depth = 47 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 06:40:33 / January 22, 2021 @ 6:40 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (39 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).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine 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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