A minor earthquake magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, Virgin Islands kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr2020199001. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aq59, pr2020199001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 04:37:11 / July 17, 2020 @ 4:37 am. The temblor was picked up at 04:37:11 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.932 West, latitude 17.9993 North, depth = 10 km.
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). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Tortola, Road Town.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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