A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 10:01:06 / February 6, 2021 @ 10:01 am. The 3.46-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:01:06 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021037010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021037010. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7995 West, latitude 19.0758 North, depth = 31 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 83 km (51 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).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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