A minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 07:36:06 / December 7, 2020 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT. The 3.38-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:36:06 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1493 West, latitude 18.9008 North, depth = 38 km. Event id: pr2020342003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020342003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles).
Nearby 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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