A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 30 km, -65.1676° West, 18.8273° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 21:23:56 / December 20, 2019 @ 9:23 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019354024. Unique identifier: pr2019354024. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:23:56 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). 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/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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