A minor earthquake magnitude 3.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/20 / 2020-11-27 18:35:09 / November 27, 2020 @ 6:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2616 West, latitude 17.6388 North, depth = 5 km. The 3.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:35:09 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: pr2020332017. Event ids that are associated: pr2020332017.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 52 km E of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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