A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 09:06:26 / October 8, 2020 @ 9:06 am. Unique identifier: pr2020282007. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6nk, pr2020282007. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:06:26 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3421 West, latitude 17.9956 North, depth = 85 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km NE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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