A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6nk. Unique identifier: us6000c6nk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:06:24 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -64.284° West, 18.0603° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 09:06:24 / October 8, 2020 @ 9:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 61 km NE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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