A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.243 West, latitude 18.079 North, depth = 13.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.3 km (8 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 18:24:32 / October 7, 2020 @ 6:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:24:32 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pt20281001. Event ids that are associated: pt20281001.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Saint Croix, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 64 km ESE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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