A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 29 km, -64.9755° West, 19.0161° North. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:02:27 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 00:02:27 / December 30, 2019 @ 12:02 am. Unique identifier: pr2019364016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019364016. The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 74 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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