A minor earthquake magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Event id: pr2020348016. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020348016. The 3.48-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:47:23 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -64.3331° West, 18.0898° North. Global time and date of event 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 22:47:23 / December 13, 2020 @ 10:47 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, 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 Charlotte Amalie, Saint Croix, Cruz Bay.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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