A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020149012. Event ids that are associated: pr2020149012. The 3.59-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:40:56 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.1261° West, 19.0343° North, depth 26 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 11:40:56 / May 28, 2020 @ 11:40 am.
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 79 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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