A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -65.117° West, latitude 18.7° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:23:22 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 22:23:22 / December 7, 2019 @ 10:23 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pt19341050. Unique identifier: pt19341050. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Barbara, Canovanas, Punta Santiago. Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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