A minor earthquake magnitude 3.75 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7336° West, 19.1463° North, depth 60 km. The 3.75-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:53:48 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 11:53:48 / September 7, 2020 @ 11:53 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020251008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020251008.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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