A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019354009. Id of event: pr2019354009. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:31:04 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 02:31:04 / December 20, 2019 @ 2:31 am. Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -65.1231° West, 18.729° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). 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 event was 72 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 47 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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