A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2011 West, latitude 18.3078 North, depth = 82 km. Global time and date of event 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 04:06:19 / March 14, 2021 @ 4:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:06:19 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021073004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021073004. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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