A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9516 West, latitude 18.7241 North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was detected at 12:52:02 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 12:52:02 / July 12, 2020 @ 12:52 pm. Event id: pr2020194004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000amaa, pr2020194004.
The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Isabel Segunda, Culebra. Nearby 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).
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 five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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