A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9393 West, latitude 18.7441 North, depth = 58 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2021026006. Event ids that are associated: pr2021026006. Global time and date of event 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 13:06:33 / January 26, 2021 @ 1:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:06:33 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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