A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr17065003. Event ids that are associated: pr17065003. Exact location of earthquake, -65.1675° West, 18.912° North, depth 6 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:17:23 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 07:17:23 / March 6, 2017 @ 7:17 am.
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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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