A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bdk1. Unique identifier: us7000bdk1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.544 West, latitude 18.8882 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 07:07:00 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 07:07:00 / August 27, 2020 @ 7:07 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 67 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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