A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 03:37:44 / August 15, 2020 @ 3:37 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bf29. Id of event: us6000bf29. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:37:44 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.542 West, latitude 18.6409 North, depth = 35 km.
Event epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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