A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17069000. Unique identifier: pr17069000. Exact location, longitude -65.053° West, latitude 18.5788° North, depth = 37 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 03:37:42 / March 10, 2017 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:37:42 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo. 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). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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