A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 28 km, -64.8703° West, 19.0695° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2021037027. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021037027. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 17:15:32 / February 6, 2021 @ 5:15 pm. The 3.41-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:15:32 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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