A minor earthquake magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 14:13:38 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.2386° West, 18.2501° North, depth 6 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020362008. Event ids that are associated: pr2020362008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 14:13:38 / December 27, 2020 @ 2:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (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 six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-three 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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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. 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: 59 km E of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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