A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Event id: us7000amaa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000amaa. The temblor was detected at 12:52:01 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1512 West, latitude 18.793 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 12:52:01 / July 12, 2020 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT.
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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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