A minor earthquake magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). The 3.36-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:51:02 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.8835° West, latitude 18.743° North, depth = 22 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 00:51:02 / February 1, 2021 @ 12:51 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021032007. Unique identifier: pr2021032007.
Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close 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).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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