A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 08:03:46 / September 12, 2020 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.877° West, latitude 19.019° North, depth = 35 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:03:46 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bmci. Unique identifier: us7000bmci.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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