A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Event id: pt21037001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt21037001. Global time and date of event 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 07:05:00 / February 6, 2021 @ 7:05 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.895° West, 19.189° North, depth 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:05:00 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days sixty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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