A minor earthquake magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.1088 West, latitude 19.0258 North, depth = 12 km. Unique identifier: pr2021055002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021055002. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 17:22:08 / February 24, 2021 @ 5:22 pm. The 3.46-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:22:08 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 77 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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