A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.58 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 12:12:06 / September 29, 2020 @ 12:12 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:12:06 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Exact location, longitude -65.1285° West, latitude 18.8865° North, depth = 22 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020273009. Id of event: pr2020273009.
Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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