A minor earthquake magnitude 3.93 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 18:37:32 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 18:37:32 / October 7, 2020 @ 6:37 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020281017. Event ids that are associated: us6000c6iq, pr2020281017. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2513 West, latitude 18.3316 North, depth = 4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km E of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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