A minor earthquake magnitude 3.63 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.63-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:13:59 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 17:13:59 / December 6, 2020 @ 5:13 pm. Exact location, longitude -64.4583° West, latitude 18.7078° North, depth = 58 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020341004. Unique identifier: pr2020341004.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km NE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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