A minor earthquake magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. Id of earthquake: pr2020213008. Event ids that are associated: pr2020213008. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7961 West, latitude 18.0333 North, depth = 29 km. The temblor was detected at 03:24:38 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 03:24:38 / July 31, 2020 @ 3:24 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29 km (18 miles).
Nearby 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 cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km S of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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