A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:39:43 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000b4c6. Event ids that are associated: us6000b4c6. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 10:39:43 / July 26, 2020 @ 10:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.67 km (25 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.5771° West, latitude 18.6471° North, depth = 40.67 km.
Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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