A light earthquake with magnitude 4.02 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.1863° West, 17.6108° North, depth 119 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 04:34:14 / September 29, 2020 @ 4:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 119 km (74 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020273005. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c2eu, pr2020273005. The temblor was reported at 04:34:14 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix. The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Close country/countries, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km ESE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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