A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.71-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:04:19 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 30 km, -64.68° West, 18.7153° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 03:04:19 / December 24, 2020 @ 3:04 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2e1, pr2020359005. Id of event: pr2020359005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30 km (19 miles).
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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