A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: us6000dfpy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfpy. Exact location, longitude -64.6486° West, latitude 19.0762° North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 20:34:01 / February 8, 2021 @ 8:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:34:01 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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