A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.7328° West, latitude 19.0967° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 07:52:55 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000df37. Event ids that are associated: us6000df37. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 07:52:55 / February 6, 2021 @ 7:52 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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