A minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.55-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:46:45 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 89 km (55 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021052005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021052005. Exact location of event, longitude -64.1336 West, latitude 18.4883 North, depth = 89 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 08:46:45 / February 21, 2021 @ 8:46 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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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