A minor earthquake magnitude 3.83 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 01:19:54 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 38 km, -64.3985° West, 19.1213° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 01:19:54 / September 8, 2020 @ 1:19 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020252001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bjht, pr2020252001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38 km (24 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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-three 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 quakes in the world each year.
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