A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2020296006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020296006. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 19:27:50 / October 22, 2020 @ 7:27 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0188 West, latitude 19.0183 North, depth = 4 km. The temblor was detected at 19:27:50 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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