A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.39-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:46:36 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7863 West, latitude 19.043 North, depth = 68 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68 km (42 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 10:46:36 / February 8, 2021 @ 10:46 am. Event id: pr2021039006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021039006.
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close 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 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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