A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 01:21:25 / October 9, 2020 @ 1:21 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.95 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6wr. Unique identifier: us6000c6wr. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:21:25 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.95 km, -64.2783° West, 17.9687° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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