A light earthquake with magnitude 4.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 125 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands (78 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 17:57:33 / August 26, 2020 @ 5:57 pm. The 4.15-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:57:33 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.3438° West, latitude 19.3763° North, depth = 42 km. Unique identifier: pr2020239009. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bdam, pr2020239009. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42 km (26 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 125 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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