A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 04:05:44 / February 9, 2021 @ 4:05 am. Exact location of earthquake, -65.1146° West, 18.9165° North, depth 27 km. Id of earthquake: pr2021040008. Event ids that are associated: pr2021040008. The temblor was reported at 04:05:44 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles).
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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