A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2020330014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020330014. The 3.59-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:00:28 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6975 West, latitude 19.0703 North, depth = 24 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/11/20 / 2020-11-25 20:00:28 / November 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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