A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:33:04 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.9475° West, latitude 18.8851° North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 12:33:04 / February 5, 2020 @ 12:33 pm. Event id: us70007j0g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007j0g.
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 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days four hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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