A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event id: pr2020309004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020309004. Global time and date of event 04/11/20 / 2020-11-04 16:26:16 / November 4, 2020 @ 4:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -64.2515° West, 17.8738° North. The 3.48-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:26:16 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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