A light earthquake with magnitude 4.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8158° West, 19.156° North, depth 78 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 78 km (48 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021037002. Ids that are associated to the event: pt21037001, us6000df2d, pr2021037002. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 07:05:02 / February 6, 2021 @ 7:05 am. The temblor was reported at 07:05:02 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days seventy-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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