A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 07:14:26 / February 2, 2020 @ 7:14 am. Exact location, longitude -65.1348° West, latitude 18.8688° North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:14:26 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60007mly. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mly.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fajardo, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Every 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 six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days four hundred and three 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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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: 62 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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