A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 21:47:36 / May 23, 2020 @ 9:47 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009p7w. Unique identifier: us70009p7w. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.95 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:47:36 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 41.95 km, -64.6948° West, 18.5669° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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). Event epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 18 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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