A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 00:36:10 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9962 West, latitude 18.7275 North, depth = 29 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16139001. Id of event: pr16139001. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 04:36:10 / May 18, 2016 @ 4:36 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town. Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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