A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:13:36 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Event id: pr2020287012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020287012. Exact location of event, longitude -65.0793 West, latitude 18.7138 North, depth = 24 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/20 / 2020-10-13 21:13:36 / October 13, 2020 @ 9:13 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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