A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:41:41 / 5:41 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt19209051. Unique identifier: pt19209051. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/07/19 / 2019-07-28 21:41:41 / July 28, 2019 @ 9:41 pm. Exact location, longitude -65.054° West, latitude 18.304° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Santa Barbara, Yabucoa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km WSW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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