A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 02:55:20 / October 8, 2020 @ 2:55 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2549 West, latitude 18.0831 North, depth = 35 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:55:20 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6lt. Unique identifier: us6000c6lt.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Saint Croix, Cruz Bay.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 63 km ESE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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