A minor earthquake magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020342007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020342007. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1848 West, latitude 18.9206 North, depth = 43 km. The temblor was detected at 15:17:30 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 15:17:30 / December 7, 2020 @ 3:17 pm.
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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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