A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -63.9913° West, latitude 17.994° North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020283000. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6wr, pr2020283000. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 01:21:24 / October 9, 2020 @ 1:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:21:24 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Marigot (c. 5 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marigot, Cruz Bay, The Bottom. Close country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop), Saint Martin (c. 36 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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