A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: us6000cpsl. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20323050, us6000cpsl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/20 / 2020-11-18 11:59:09 / November 18, 2020 @ 11:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.1347 West, latitude 18.8755 North, depth = 37.71 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:59:09 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.71 km (23 miles).
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loíza, Río Grande, Isabel Segunda. 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 62 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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