A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:10:48 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df2y. Id of event: us6000df2y. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.45 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 07:10:48 / February 6, 2021 @ 7:10 am. Exact location of event, depth 24.45 km, -64.8205° West, 19.0564° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-nine, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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