A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021040003. Unique identifier: pr2021040003. Global time and date of event 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 01:18:33 / February 9, 2021 @ 1:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.1136 West, latitude 18.9386 North, depth = 27 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:18:33 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter).
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. Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-three 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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