A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:19:53 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.646° West, 19.0901° North, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bjht. Id of event: us7000bjht. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 01:19:53 / September 8, 2020 @ 1:19 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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