A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.21 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.907 West, latitude 18.6903 North, depth = 8.21 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 02:43:14 / June 23, 2020 @ 2:43 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:43:14 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000agye. Event ids that are associated: us6000agye.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 38 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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