A minor earthquake magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 00:04:46 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020282000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020282000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 00:04:46 / October 8, 2020 @ 12:04 am. Exact location, longitude -64.2078° West, latitude 18.2865° North, depth = 34 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 62 km E of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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