A minor earthquake magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (59 miles) on Saturday. The 3.59-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:10:27 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8296 West, latitude 19.1993 North, depth = 20 km. Global time and date of event 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 08:10:27 / September 12, 2020 @ 8:10 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bmcn, pr2020256004. Id of event: pr2020256004.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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