A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:30:01 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48 km, -64.6971° West, 19.0368° North. Id of earthquake: pr2021039016. Event ids that are associated: pr2021039016. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 18:30:01 / February 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter 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).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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