A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 15:44:46 / October 13, 2015 @ 3:44 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15286003. Unique identifier: pr15286003. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -65.0233° West, 18.0778° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:44:46 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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