A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 14:54:08 / February 8, 2021 @ 2:54 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6606° West, 19.0356° North, depth 85 km. Id of earthquake: pr2021039010. Event ids that are associated: pr2021039010. The temblor was detected at 14:54:08 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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