A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 15:08:56 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.8306 West, latitude 18.9965 North, depth = 30 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021037025. Id of event: pr2021037025. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 15:08:56 / February 6, 2021 @ 3:08 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (42 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. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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