A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0721 West, latitude 18.915 North, depth = 43 km. Id of earthquake: pr2021037014. Event ids that are associated: pr2021037014. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 10:38:52 / February 6, 2021 @ 10:38 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:38:52 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Culebra, Road Town.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty 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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