A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.85 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bf29, pr2020228001. Unique identifier: pr2020228001. Exact location of event, depth 30 km, -64.6005° West, 18.745° North. The 3.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:45 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Global time and date of event 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 03:37:45 / August 15, 2020 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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