A light earthquake magnitude 4.38 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df26, pr2021037003. Id of event: pr2021037003. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 06:56:12 / February 6, 2021 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.38-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:56:12 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8868 West, latitude 19.2243 North, depth = 24 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 97 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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