A minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Event id: pr2020343010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020343010. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 07:44:09 / December 8, 2020 @ 7:44 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.151 West, latitude 18.9488 North, depth = 32 km. The temblor was detected at 07:44:09 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay. The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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