A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.46-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:07:23 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.1383 West, latitude 18.9405 North, depth = 28 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cnsf, pr2020342001. Unique identifier: pr2020342001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 07:07:23 / December 7, 2020 @ 7:07 am.
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). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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