A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 07:10:18 / October 1, 2020 @ 7:10 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 07:10:18 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020275002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020275002. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6328 West, latitude 19.2018 North, depth = 25 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 97 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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