A minor earthquake magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 07:14:26 / February 2, 2020 @ 7:14 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020033028. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007mly, pr2020033028. Exact location, longitude -65.1538° West, latitude 18.9083° North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was reported at 03:14:26 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter).
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). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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