A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -64.1781° West, 18.174° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:24:34 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020281016. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20281001, us6000c6hu, pr2020281016. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 18:24:34 / October 7, 2020 @ 6:24 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Saint Croix, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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