A light earthquake with magnitude 4.03 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 10:39:44 / July 26, 2020 @ 10:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:39:44 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020208003. Event ids that are associated: us6000b4c6, pr2020208003. Exact location, longitude -64.5985° West, latitude 18.7076° North, depth = 30 km.
Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). 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 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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