A minor earthquake magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 22:15:02 / February 6, 2021 @ 10:15 pm. The 3.61-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:15:02 / 10:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.805 West, latitude 19.0558 North, depth = 57 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 57 km (35 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df7q, pr2021037029. Id of event: pr2021037029.
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 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns 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-eight, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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