A minor earthquake magnitude 3.77 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 10:05:30 / December 16, 2020 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. The 3.77-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:05:30 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132 km (82 miles). Exact location of event, depth 132 km, -65.0073° West, 18.2675° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crip, pr2020351006. Id of event: pr2020351006.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). 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).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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