A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2e1. Unique identifier: us6000d2e1. Exact location of earthquake, -64.6245° West, 18.7208° North, depth 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:04:17 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 03:04:17 / December 24, 2020 @ 3:04 am.
Epicenter of the event was 31 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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