A minor earthquake magnitude 3.74 (ml/mb) strikes 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.712 West, latitude 19.2068 North, depth = 33 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:03:45 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020256003. Event ids that are associated: us7000bmci, pr2020256003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 08:03:45 / September 12, 2020 @ 8:03 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 97 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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