A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.74 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.2581° West, latitude 18.0204° North, depth = 6.74 km. Unique identifier: us6000c6hu. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20281001, us6000c6hu. The temblor was detected at 18:24:31 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 18:24:31 / October 7, 2020 @ 6:24 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Saint Croix. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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