A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.72 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.0368° West, 17.6398° North, depth 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 19:57:07 / October 7, 2020 @ 7:57 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:57:07 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020281018. Unique identifier: pr2020281018. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Bottom, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 75 km E of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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