A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a39k, pr2020152019. Id of event: pr2020152019. Exact location of event, longitude -65.0218 West, latitude 18.4335 North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/20 / 2020-05-31 19:56:32 / May 31, 2020 @ 7:56 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:56:32 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río Grande, Saint Croix, Punta Santiago. Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Close 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).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 13 km NW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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