A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Saint Croix in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 08:25:26 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 08:25:26 / December 7, 2020 @ 8:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 36 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.1811° West, latitude 17.7451° North, depth = 36 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020342004. Unique identifier: pr2020342004.
Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 60 km E of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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