A minor earthquake magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 00:51:02 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 00:51:02 / February 1, 2021 @ 12:51 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.8835 West, latitude 18.743 North, depth = 22 km. Unique identifier: pr2021032001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021032001.
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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop). 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).
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 has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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