A minor earthquake magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 10:10:16 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 03/09/20 / 2020-09-03 10:10:16 / September 3, 2020 @ 10:10 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020247007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh3s, pr2020247007. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1173 West, latitude 18.9893 North, depth = 15 km.
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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