A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5894° West, 18.8706° North, depth 45.01 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:57:38 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 17:57:38 / August 26, 2020 @ 5:57 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.01 km (28 miles). Event id: us7000bdam. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bdam. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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