A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.6 km (64 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4357 West, latitude 18.4134 North, depth = 103.6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 08:16:07 / January 24, 2021 @ 8:16 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:16:07 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000d2vb. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2vb.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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