A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr2021037031. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000df8d, pr2021037031. Exact location of event, depth 49 km, -64.8416° West, 19.125° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 23:44:33 / February 6, 2021 @ 11:44 pm. The 3.62-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:44:33 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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