A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 03:52:19 / February 8, 2017 @ 3:52 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17039001. Id of event: pr17039001. Exact location, longitude -65.0408° West, latitude 18.9853° North, depth = 41 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:52:19 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 81 km (50 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).
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 ten, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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