A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 07:12:57 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.16 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/20 / 2020-09-13 07:12:57 / September 13, 2020 @ 7:12 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.458 West, latitude 19.1514 North, depth = 6.16 km. Event id: us7000bmmj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bmmj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 97 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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