A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 18:37:29 / October 7, 2020 @ 6:37 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -64.2232° West, 18.1411° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6iq. Id of event: us6000c6iq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:37:29 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Saint Croix, Cruz Bay.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 63 km ESE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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