A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.1682 West, latitude 18.8976 North, depth = 57 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:03:39 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr15279002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15279002. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 05:03:39 / October 6, 2015 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Culebra, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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