A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:22:04 / 11:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.407 West, latitude 19.0565 North, depth = 30.47 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bmk2. Event ids that are associated: us7000bmk2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.47 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 23:22:04 / September 12, 2020 @ 11:22 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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