A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020252000. Id of event: pr2020252000. The 3.71-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:42 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.4545 West, latitude 19.0508 North, depth = 37 km. Global time and date of event 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 01:17:42 / September 8, 2020 @ 1:17 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 87 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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