A minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 17:53:50 / December 22, 2020 @ 5:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020357006. Id of event: pr2020357006. Exact location, longitude -64.5935° West, latitude 18.7681° North, depth = 32 km. The 3.55-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:53:50 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles).
The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
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 five, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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