A minor earthquake magnitude 3.67 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 22:48:08 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.8441 West, latitude 18.2181 North, depth = 142 km. Event id: pr2020353012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020353012. Global time and date of event 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 22:48:08 / December 18, 2020 @ 10:48 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 56 km (34 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km SSW of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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