A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: us70009m5i. Event ids that are associated: us70009m5i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:33:39 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 00:33:39 / May 21, 2020 @ 12:33 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.49 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.5803° West, latitude 18.7809° North, depth = 34.49 km.
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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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