A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.72 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7046 West, latitude 18.808 North, depth = 38 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bjsp, pr2020252018. Id of event: pr2020252018. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 15:57:48 / September 8, 2020 @ 3:57 pm. The temblor was detected at 15:57:48 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 53 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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