A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021039001. Id of event: pr2021039001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:25:18 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7561 West, latitude 19.1456 North, depth = 33 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 06:25:18 / February 8, 2021 @ 6:25 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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