A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -65.0598 West, latitude 18.9545 North, depth = 30 km. Unique identifier: pr2020301003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020301003. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:26:20 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 11:26:20 / October 27, 2020 @ 11:26 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 69 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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