A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 08:16:08 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021024002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2vb, pr2021024002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4963 West, latitude 18.509 North, depth = 96 km. Global time and date of event 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 08:16:08 / January 24, 2021 @ 8:16 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 96 km (60 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven 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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