A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -65.124 West, latitude 19.039 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20323050. Id of event: pt20323050. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/20 / 2020-11-18 11:59:05 / November 18, 2020 @ 11:59 am. The temblor was detected at 11:59:05 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola (min 5000 pop). 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). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 79 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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