A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 21:28:40 / April 4, 2017 @ 9:28 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17094001. Id of event: pr17094001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:28:40 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.061 West, latitude 18.1354 North, depth = 7 km.
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). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Punta Santiago, Naguabo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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