A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.0338 West, latitude 18.9888 North, depth = 36 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021037020. Unique identifier: pr2021037020. The temblor was detected at 12:46:00 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 12:46:00 / February 6, 2021 @ 12:46 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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