A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr2021037007. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000df3d, pr2021037007. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8005° West, 19.1131° North, depth 80 km. The 3.49-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:31:26 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 08:31:26 / February 6, 2021 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80 km (50 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days seventy-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 86 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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