A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:56:26 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djyu. Id of event: us6000djyu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2764 West, latitude 18.7525 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 23:56:26 / February 21, 2021 @ 11:56 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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