A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: us7000bjsp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bjsp. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2238 West, latitude 18.7185 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was detected at 15:57:42 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 15:57:42 / September 8, 2020 @ 3:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor 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. 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: 73 km NE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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