A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 08:03:52 / February 6, 2021 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.88° West, latitude 18.9957° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:03:52 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000df39. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000df39.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 72 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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